I'm glad Gene's input was limited/next to none on DS9. If Gene had overseen the show it would of been what the first two seasons were. Finding weird phenomenon week to week and have no character growth. DS9 got interesting from season 3 onward. In fact, I started my collection of DS9 box sets from 3-7 first then bought 1 and 2 later.
Gene wouldn't of had a war on the show. He wouldn't of allowed character growth. It wouldn't of been a different show. DS9 was the only Star Trek to truly be unique in the sense that it was different from the "Wagon Train to the stars" motif. And I like diversity.
"WHERE'S THE KA-BOOM? THERE'S SUPPOSED TO BE AN EARTH SHATTERING KA-BOOM!!!" -- Marvin the Martian