There are a lot of problematic things about the open turbolift in Ops. Does it speed up once it gets out of eyeshot? Is there something that prevents someone from falling down the turboshaft when the lift isn't present (or is their a hatch that closes over it)? Could someone inside the lift accidentally fall against the wall of the turbshaft, or is there a forcefield in place? Why not just enclose the thing with a door? But I'm willing to let all that go. In fact, my concern isn't about the in-universe turbolift at all. It's about the set piece that our beloved DS9 actors worked with for some many years. Does anyone else think that the DS9 Ops turbolift set would potentially be very dangerous? It seems like you could easily lose a limb (or worse) as it moved down. I'm sure the actors were instructed to stay well clear of the opening, but the mechanicals didn't seem all that smooth, so it seems possible that someone would stumble when the lift jerked into motion. It bothers me each and every time I see that thing in use. Am I the only one?