My question refers to the lack of Romulan ships seen orbiting Deep Space 9
during the Dominion War aside from episodes intended to feature the Romulans. Given the distance between Romulan territory and Cardassian space, would it not have made sense to station more vessels in the vicinity of DS9? One could argue that the ships are under cloak and therefore not visible, but that seems more like a cop-out than an actual explanation.
I suspect the off-camera reason has to do with not needing to produce new screenshots with warbirds in them, but I have a hard time believing it would have been that costly to produce few generic shots and then sprinkle them throughout any remaining episodes. Thoughts?