I suppose it's true.
On a smaller scale, this is the same issue that could have solved the problems in several eps.
Security deactivation of weapons, transporter inhibitors, subcutaneous transponders, kironide, transporter duplication, and so on. Many one-time treknobabble ideas that are never brought up again, which could eliminate plot issues down the road.
Similarly, these same ideas could have also solved larger issues in the Dominion War. The Feds could have gone all out--use phase cloaks, revive Genesis technology, Omega particle energy, psionic warfare, transporter warfare, genetic manipulation, biogenic weaponry, you name it...
But what lengths would the Federation go to? What lines would be crossed? Maybe leave it to Section 31.