i really think people could make some very interesting stories on ds9 (and other locations) that literally are just stories. I might even attempt to recreate an episode of ds9 (without the original characters obviouly) to see how well it works.
Ive got 'in the pale moonlight' in my mind.
But having more room to operate on ds9 would be ideal to help those stories come to life.
DS9 for me has been a minor let down. The station design (internal and external) closely resembles the TV show, but there are some flaws that the fans will notice. The main areas are a very close match; such as the Promenade, Quark's Bar, Operations, Bajoran Temple.
But where is the Infirmary? and why can't I walk through the long curved corridors of the Habitat Ring? DS9 has a crew of 400-1,200 with maximum capacity of 7000 people, but it is pretty much empty. I don't get the feeling of scale (Source : Technical Manual).
Here is a screen capture of the Habitat ring as shown on the TV show in many episodes. This is features carpeted areas, and has a warm 'hotel' feel to it. It would be nice the be able to rent a room for additional storage and setup a base of operations.
But interiors of DS9 that you are able to see generally feel cold, with plate bulkheads everywhere. On the Story Mission "Crack in the Mirror" you are able to leave the Promenade (at last), but the area you explore doesn't appear in any of the TV episodes that I remember (See screenshot here).