^ Thanks! I specifically wanted to have David talk about why he chose the arc he did for Sisko because I hoped to understand the thought process. I still very much disagree with the way he went with the character because I think that the very end of DS9 clearly set up that The Prophets had much more for Sisko to do as Emissary when he returned to linear time. To me he'd always be of Bajor and set apart. But I am glad to hear David's side. It is nice that we are finally getting the secondary characters at the forefront, but like has been said before in the thread, it's hard to care about them when we just have not had the books to dedicate to them like we did when the relaunch began. I am hopeful though for Ascendance since David will be free to chart the story now that the set up is done and hopefully leave us some amazing threads for upcoming DS9 stories.