or they'll become deeply invested in the penultimate season...and then gnash their teeth when Terry Farrell leaves the show unexpectedly and a major story line falls apart damaging the final season! Still makes me grumbly...
I think it's going to be a little backward for DS9, in relation to getting people into the show. New viewers will hit the last 2 years of DS9-or watch Trials and Tribble-ations-and work toward the end of the show. They'll get involved with what's going on and want to see how it started, thereby going back to the earlier episodes.
At least that's how I'd see it.
There's also an issue with episodic vs. serialized shows. Trek had been (and would be) largely episodic. That wasn't really the norm at the time, with exceptions. Today, serialized is more popular and more entrenched in our media. Maybe that bias will go away in the next 10 years or so and open the series to new fans?
I haven't watched DS9 since it aired, and then I didn't start until Worf joined the crew. But I think I'd enjoy rewatching this now, even more than TNG, which has even my favorite.
Maybe I can get it for my wife for Christmas or a birthday