Given that VOY was a ship based show it would be compared against TNG, this might not be without foundation as VOY earned the nickname TNG-Lite. Now each and every TV show (no matter the show) has it good and it's bad points. One thing that is often said about VOY is that it had a GREAT premise which it failed to live upto. i.e the ship looked like it had just left Utopia in virtually every episode. A seemingly limitless supply shuttles. Given the small size of the ship it wasn't unreasnable to expect to get to know some of the other crew members. Now the same could be said of TNG but TNG unlike VOY could have crew coming and going fairly often. If VOY had been set in the AQ the vast majority of the stories would need little to no change. Peoples perceptions on VOY might differ depending on the order in which they watched ST. Did they start with VOY and work from their or did they go in order? VOY had some great episodes but also a large number of poorer episodes. Maybe not a fair comparisson, but S4 if ENT is held up as one of it's best as in that season, and no doubt a fair number of fans if not the majority of them believe this is when it began to live up to what it's premise seemed to be.