Mr Light wrote:
The only advantage I would give to DS9 is better pilot, better production values (but I think B5 looks great!), and more personable villains, since B5 villains were usually distant non-characters.
I agree that the Shadows were distant but B5 also had other villains like Mr Morden (sinster), Emperor Cartagia (crazy) and Alfred Bester (malevolent). They were not really distant.