^ It's possible to be critical without presuming to speak for a large group of people-- this attitude of "I don't like this premise or this approach to storytelling, therefore everyone sees it that way." I see the use of the DS9 ensemble as a way show how the new astro-political scene affects entire Trek universe, not just the major players of the Destiny trilogy or the various post-Destiny novels. I'd be plenty annoyed if new character arcs were spontaneously woven into Dominion War stories involving the TNG ensemble, but I could only hope those character arcs would be expanded upon. At least some of the new character arcs introduced in Zero Sum Game
were followed up on in RBoE
, and one can only hope that a lot of these new storylines expanded in future DS9 novels.