DS9 was my favorite Trek series, but I always thought the writers should have relaxed Odo's character as the years went on, especially once he started the relationship with Kira. And by relaxed I mean making his character less rigid. (Like Odo was in Children of Time.) It seems to me that his character should have grown more in that direction over the 7 years. What does everyone else think? As it was, I found the romantic scenes between Odo and Kira awkward to watch since the writers never softened Odo's character. It always seemed like a missed opportunity on the part of the writers.