Yes, people keep assuring me that it gets better, but so far Bashir is my least favorite character on the show
When I first started watching DS9, I thought the same thing but, since the series is just so damn good, you really get to like him as he matures and gets some experience under his belt. I still think the Bashir/O'Brien relationship is the best friendship in Trek (sorry Kirk/Spock).
I hope you enjoy DS9 and welcome to the boards.
What about Data/Geordi?
Worf had some great scenes with Guinan.