In 'Awakening' as they approach the Seed ship, Rush mentions that there are many Seeder ships ahead of Destiny, dropping gates on planets along the way, some habitable, some not, some with resources on them and some with nothing. there has been many mentions on these boards about their being more to the Stargate's than resupply and leg stretching.
These Seed ships are all heading in the same direction, not many in different directions, as they can change their course as long as they have a semi-sentient AI running them, to suit the course needed for the CMB mission. I wondered why they would need 'many', which admittedly is an indeterminate number, but lets assume a round number of 10, the actual number is irrelevant.
We then have 10 Seed ships plus Destiny heading along the same course to reach the same point, where they may not be stars or even planets on which to plant a gate or even establish a settlement.
We know Destiny was built to accommodate a sizeable number of people, Ancient or otherwise. We know Destiny and 'possibly' the Seed ships have semi-sentient AI cores for various reasons, most of which we dont know and what we do know is pretty much speculation at this point.
My theory is, that, if Destiny and these 10 Seed ships are all heading to a single point, or area of convergence, then this entails massive power reserves, we know Stargates utilise power from the off-world gate once connected, so this means they could have almost unlimited power, with Seed ships heading off to obtain more from stars as needed, to maintain a connection to any dialling Stargate for a quick arrival.
What if all these ships are meant to converge and utilise their power reserves to bring the Ancients from the Milky Way to the possible source of the CMB structure for study. Destiny has the living space if no planet is available, other gates are spread out for supply gathering on any one of ten possible Seed ships or Destiny itself.
Maybe the Ancients never intended to travel aboard Destiny, but wait until they all converged and could then gate directly to the source of the CMB, using Destiny as a mobile research base and living quarters.
If insufficient power exists in the Milky Way to bring the Ancients straight to Destiny, then there is potentially hundreds of thousands of gates along the course to use as 'Midway' points.
The Seed ships also contain massive foundries for Stargate construction, maybe they could be reconfigured for other purposes, thus giving the Ancients almost anything they needed.
The only problem i have, is how Destiny would signal the Ancients in the Milky Way to let them know Destiny is ready and at the point to receive them.
What do you guys think?