To the OP's question...no, I don't think so.
Home is home. If people wanted, they could have stayed there on some planet or setup camp somewhere if the species was accommodating, but they didn't want
I don't know... I would not view staying someplace in the DQ as "giving up"...definitely not... I just personally think they belonged where they came from. In the Federation, in the Alpha Quadrant.
Just my opinion.