That just one more time thing with variation is all through Star Trek, and pretty much everything, as a plot driving element. The eye drop business and why the Captain likes dim rooms was explained in the first episode he appears in.
The jump drive is dumb, warp drive is dumb, transporters are dumb, and food replicators are dumb because they are all based on bad science. Traveling at high warp speed while staring for minutes on end at just one sun is dumb Ships making sound in space and needing to bank for turns is dumb.
Star Trek is chock full of dumb so it amounts to just choosing your flavor really.
Now I'm going to some work on some dumb DS9 Viewers.