This should be the definitive take. Softer light. Moodier shadow. Purple denarios belt on one side, wormhole on the other.
The spawn point could be at a side angle where we see both but maneuvering around, it should be possible to look from the direction of the belt and only see the wormhole and space or look from the other direction and see only the belt.
I to would like to see the space around DS9 change, not just because it should look like it did in the show but because the brown nebula that engulfs the station is ugly, the funny thing is thou that apart from the actual map every other picture of DS9 in game shows a normal black star-field around it (like the loading screen and the episode picture that takes place on DS9).
And while I'm not fussed at the moment about Quarks being in the same instance as the rest of the Promenade or the Infirmary and the Security Office the only real things that need sorting out is the doors, they are still the huge barnyard doors, and if Quarks is going to be instanced off at least put the shutter back instead of it being opened up and thereís just a black wall.
Also hereís just a bit of an idea, if the station is getting renovated why not make it more visible that is what is happening, for example the door to the Infirmary and the Security Office could be sealed off with signs "Under Construction" in front of them and there are movable bio-beds temporary set up somewhere and maybe some DS9 set pieces (like the spiral stares) or props staked up in the corner of a room.
There are properly a lot more I can say but I'll leave it at that, besides Cryptic have got bigger fish to fry what with F2P, the Doff System and the Skill revamp, so one social zone revamp would be low on their to-do list (but once thatís all out the way who knows).