I suppose the new station design is fair enough.
Strongly influenced by the previous Cardassian design. That's my problem with it.
DS9 introduced a new alien station, unlike anything we had seen in Star Fleet. An old abandoned Cardassian mining station. It was a mining station, but Star Fleet made use of it as-is for a wormhole outpost.
So... why would Star Fleet introduce a Cardassian knock-off replacement? For sentimental reasons? Is that reasonable?
(I have no knowledge of the novels or stories behind it, I'm only looking at one picture here).