I'm really enjoying DS9 again now that they've removed the STF stores. It still has the traffic of a bustling space port but without the stupidity that was going on in local before. The RPers even occasionally return to Quark's when the griefers don't run them off. I don't participate in RP but it makes for nice background reading as I play Dabo.
I agree, sometimes I just sit in quarks, absorbing the RP ambiance. I used to hang out in Drozana too, but those Dentists drove me off, you can't even play dabo or use the exchange there anymore without being harassed by spacesuited morons.
I hardly ever even saw ERPers there, even before dental moved in
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If I hang out in a social zone it's usually Starfleet Academy or New Romulus, if only because those are the only places I have to go to for some reason (doff recruitment/daily quiz and epohh tagging, respectively).
Of those, SFA is clearly better because:
1. I can transwarp there
2. the 50% vendor is closer to the exchange
Anywhere else is just a convenient place to empty my inventory when passing by.
Fleet starbase is useless as a hangout because:
1. There's no exchange or 50% vendor
2. If I start a queue mission there I won't be there anymore when the mission is over
Well the First City is where I spend most of my time, since everything I need is there - and unlike ESD you don't get craploads of spam in chat and there's more breathing room.
When I want to chill out I go the New Romulus. I go into options and scale down all the audio levels except the music, then I just wander around. It is a nice tune to relax too, and the only reason I go to New Romulus in the first place.