The whole Wesley plot was annoying. That is what was bad about this episode to me. They should have left his loose end alone or dealt with it at another time.
I thought the comments on forced relocation of people gave room for retrospection and actually gave power to the show.
Love it or hate it, however, this episode served as the foundation for the later Maquis episodes. These were , of course featured heavily in DS9 and the key to establishing Voyager.