Wouldn't it make sense to just delete this entire cluster?
1. It doesn't make sense that a large box of unexplored space is right next to the Sol system. The human urge to explore the galaxy would also go in a SW direction.
2. The missions in this cluster are terrible, starting with aid the planets quest. It's also badly implemented, when "explore unknown system" ---> "A Starfleet outpost in this sector.." or "Explore Unknown System" ---> "Starfleet! Where have you been?"
3. The only thing that the DV cluster does effectively is stall my ship every single time I set course from ESD to DS9.
So, please just delete this cluster, Cryptic. If you want to do something with the other clusters in an exploration revamp, fine. But we don't need a region of unexplored space right next to Earth, Vulcan and Andoria. It's dumb.
Toss it. Its never made sense that it's there. Hell, after encountering the klingons, and romulans, that's the direction Starfleet would have to go anyway. Being so close, its probably one of the most thoroughly explored areas of federation space.