Originally Posted by kevin
I think that 'over-familiarity' was possibly a factor. It could be fatigue of seeing a character go through the same motions as two (actually four, since Data and the EMH also served similar purposes) previous characters had done already.
It was kinda like - 'so, what else is new?'.
We must face it: despite Jeri's great performance of such a character, she was there for sex appeal first & foremost.