Agreed. When DS9 was good, it was some of the best Trek ever made. When it was bad, it was Berman and Braga at their worst. Seasons 1 & 2 mostly stunk. Season 3 was OK. Season 4, pretty good. Seasons 5 & 6 were both excellent, but DS9 started to fall apart again in season 7, not badly but it simply wasn't as good. And then there were the Ferengi episodes. Each season had one or two. The less said about them, the better, along with the "O'Brien Must Suffer" episodes that cropped up each year. Over on TrekBBS, I run a caption contest. Two of my regulars, Rat Boy and Shatmandu, combined for this birthday gem: Spock: Dr. McCoy, I neither "look like a monkey" nor do I "smell like one, too."