Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
I think the distances were about equal - whether they headed for the GQ wormhole, or Earth, it would be roughly the same distance either way.
I don't think the Voyager crew knew about the Dominion, though. So that probably didn't enter into the discussion.
Yes they did. Tom Paris was doing a shuttle simulation fighting Jem'Hadar ships with Kes one episode. So Voyager had to have been lost after DS9's The Jem'Hadar.
The wormhole definitely would've known to them, as it had been a concern for at least 2 years by that point. As to if it's closer or not? Debatable.
This map here would argue the wormhole might be a bit closer. Not much though.