Re: did anyone else like Bashir from the word go?
Yeah, he was one of DS9's best characters. I liked how he was a blend of talented, charming, insecure, naive, arrogant, and shortsighted. He had strengths as well as character weaknesses. I was always rooting for him; he made a great protagonist.
“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP” — Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)