R. Star wrote:
Ezri was just too darn cute. One time I had just bought one of those Star Trek Magazines and Ezri was on the cover. A friend saw it, and his first words were "She's cute!"
Ezri was so cute, you just wanted to pick her up and take her home and-- well, she was cute.
She was cute. I wouldn't presume to deny that. My main objection to Ezri was... what exactly did she bring to the table? Sure she helped Sisko get over his depression, and was a love interest for Bashir. Beyond that it just felt they rammed her down our throats, often distracting from the intense arcs of season 7, for no apparent reason except to give her tons of screen time as if to compensate for her not being around the first six seasons. Really you could've accomplished the same with a guest star that appeared for a few episodes.
She inserted the idea into Worf's brain that the Klingon Empire needed significant change. That is a big deal I would say. It also kind of wrapped up the Dax/Klingon arc that permeated throughout the series.
It's mainly because of that scene in Tacking into the Wind that I like Ezri. It lead to Worf killing Gowron and brought the whole Klingon story to the best conclusion of any story in the series. That and she was a fun character in her own way.