There is a thread going in the general discussion sub-forum about the one thing you would change in each series. One of the most popular answers for DS9 is that they should have ended the Dominion War earlier, then left time to show the aftermath/consequences/results. So I thought this might be a good discussion to have here. Do you think DS9 would have been better if they ended the war earlier in the series? The war arc was one of my favorite parts of the series. I liked climaxing the series with the end of the war, then some nice open-ended closure for the characters. For me, DS9 has not only the best series finale among Treks, but it's the best series finale I've ever seen. I love it so much. And for those reasons, selfishly, I wouldn't change a thing. Side note: I do think a spin-off series would have been cool, dealing with the aftermath and what happens to the characters after the series. Before you hate...I know it's totally unrealistic based on that premise alone, the popularity of the series, etc. But in my mind it could have been neat. Even more unrealistically, a series today that takes place 10 or 15 years after the finale which includes some of the characters would be cool. In my mind, that is. Which is where it shall stay. And that's okay. Of course, I'd have a better perspective on all of this if I'd already read the novels (no spoilers please)!