Worst that happens is Picard and Sisko retire. And we get Worf as captain, which would kill my interest in the TNG books. Or possibly something happens to Titan to cause the deck chairs to be rearranged.
I hope Picard doesn't retire anytime soon
You know, I've always wanted Captain/Commodore Data, but I do wonder if he'd simply be too
awesome as captain
Like in Gambit and Redemption
He'd be great as a first officer to Piccy though, ship worf off to the empire
If they do move Picard and Crusher on, I could see them moving Riker and Troi back to the TNG books. If they don't, it would leave only Worf and LaForge from the TV series and they've struggled mightily to create interesting original characters in the TNG books.