My issue with SOA is in retrospect of the event after the series finishes. At the time (season 6) I was ok with it. But after the season 7 vision quest, the orb of the emissary, Sisko's reveal of being conceived by will of the prophets and as Ira Steven Behr stated makes Sisko "part prophet. Is where it hurts the act in SOA. It dumbs Sisko's poetic and powerful appeal to gods for their intervention, down to Sisko unknowingly asking his extended supernatural family for a favor. Which the prophets grant.