I've been going over this in my head and with others. When folks say that Voyager should have been "Epic"...was that ever really possible? I mean really, the show was about these folks on this one small unimportant ship traveling through the galaxy at break-neck speeds and never staying in spot for long. To be "Epic", like DS9 or TNG's stories were they'd need to spend time in one spot and flesh the area out (and the audience would also have to care about the inhabitants too). But with the "Never stay in one spot" thing they couldn't do that. I really don't think that it would've been possible for the show to be anything other than some typical adventure series about one crew on their own. And that means no epic events. If they did do anything epic or important, wouldn't the complaints just be then that they were "too important" for one weak ship on its own?