Well, at least we're done with romances-of-the-week, for a while anyways.
is indeed awful. They wanted to give us a Sisko episode and this is what they offer?!! Jeez, give us something to actually sink our teeth into - some actual characterization or characteristics for him, not just a meaningless romance that goes nowhere and doesn't work to begin with.
was better. At least in that episode there was at least some justification for the romance - Bashir and Melora actually spent a little time together beforehand. Here, like was said, Sisko has one talk with her and is instantly in love.
The mid-season slump is in full force now, but I don't think it will get any worse than this.