^ I've seen far more negativity from Star Trek
fans than Star Wars
fans concerning DS9 ala "it's not real
Star Trek because it's on a space station". General point is correct. Public polls like the one at IMDB will always be slightly skewed by voters who haven't watched the show and basing their votes on perception rather than experience, but there is no way to tell whether it is at all significant. However, what does it matter as long as you personally get something out of the show?