Re: why so many unfavourable comments about Bareil?
I didn't like his relationship with Kira. Call it my Catholic upbringing, but I don't expect a monk to be dating. I liked him more as Kai then I ever liked Opaka or Winn. And that he's not a crazy religious nut really was appealing upon re-watching DS9 knowing what happens.
"Cogley was old-fashioned, preferring paper books to computers. He had an extensive collection of books, he claimed never to use the computer in his office."