When I watched it at the beginning I was WTF is this this isn't Star Trek or TNG bit gritty didn't think some of the characters were no good ?? no ship creepy manky station dark stories...... But by season 3 and then 4 I thought this series is ace loved all the characters and some of the story's were very good well written one of my favourites is blood oath. Die is cast in purgortys shadow trials and tribbs WOTW Don't think gene would of approved of the war arc but I liked it didn't agree of sisko dying and we probably got one of the best villains of any series Gul Dukat !!!