Re: Rewatching early DS9 knowing that Bashir is genetically enhanced
I think it works. I liked how Bashir seemed to react coldly when Odo offered to look up anyone for him in Homefront. That played into this story.
The fact is that Bashir became more interesting as a character because of this story, and it allowed Sloan to enter the DS9 tapestry.
"Savor the fruit of life, my young friends. It has a sweet taste when it's fresh from the vine. But don't live too long... The taste turns bitter... after a time."