As I said before, everything in the pilot doesn't tie well together...but on the other hand, he was hit with a shitload to do in that show.
Be Sisko three years ago. Lose your wife. Be a father, a commander, told you're some kind of Emmisary, discover the wormhole, talk to non-linear* aliens....etc...etc..
*That bit about "You're not as linear as you think Sisko" is still moving.