Originally Posted by horatio
Yeah, let's just throw our principles overboard when things get a bit tough. This is precisely what Trek is not about.
Star Trek is about examining social issues. That's what it was created for.
Testing one's principles in extreme circumstance is part of that.
If the conclusion is that "in a tough situation, our principles will always hold true, our ship will never get any lasting damage, everything will always look pristine, we have dozens of shuttles in our tiny shuttle bay, we can build a super shuttle twice, the Maquis will simply abandon their principles and willingly accept Starfleet rules, and we have a Borg babe who can solve almost any problem", then it leads to a bland preachy and self-righteous show, which is precisely what VOY was.