Tom Paris had a specialized gift as a pilot. I love this about his character. He had a highly specialized gift; in a specific area as a pilot, that made up for his flaws. He was an invaluable crew member.
Other crew members were just as skilled, but Tom was a cut above. The Alien entity in the episode "Alice" demonstrates this. As well as Seven's commentary mentioned above. There are dozens of episode clips where his pilot skills stand out.
Janeway was also very skilled. But Janeway yielded to Tom Paris in critical situations even over herself. This proves she knew Tom was a cut above the rest. The only serious situation where Tom's pilot skills were not utilized was in "Scientific Method" where Janeway flew at maximum speed into a binary star system to shake off hostile aliens. But this had more to do with crazy risk and raw luck vs. pilot skills.
I really love people with a "wild card" to play over their shortcomings like Tom Paris and Ensign Roe.
Voyager was an amazing series with amazing characters. I just wish the new owners of the Star Trek franchise understood this. :(