Well, I guess I'm saying that I don't see why they couldn't have had both. If they're going to make such a massive paradigm-altering move as to destroy Deep Space Nine itself - the physical basis of where this show is set and the characters' home for 15 years - I feel like they should have given it the time and attention that such a development deserves. And I didn't feel like they did, either from an in-universe (character reactions) or an out-of-universe (writing time spent on it) perspective. Obviously YMMV, that's just how I reacted to it.
And the Bashir thing still boggles my mind. Finding out that she told him months ago and we didn't get to see it? WTF?