^ Absolutely. While the existing opening scenes of the movie do pay lip service to the Federation being at something of a low ebb due to the ongoing War, they're also a goofy sequence of scenes that are played for comedy value (Picard in a funny hat). IMO it would have been more dramatically satisfying to have seen the effect of the Dominion War on the Federation at some point in the movie. As you say, it might be a little too close to the explosive Borg battle from the start of First Contact, but it'd give the plot some kind of dramatic impetus that it currently lacks, in my opinion. For me that's what Insurrection is missing. It's maybe 85% of the way there, but the script needed a few more little nips and tucks to just bind things together in a more dramatically pleasing way than what we got.