I was glad TNG got to hear Meg deliver her classic line, "Like and equal are not the same!" When I read the book as a kid, I found this very profound; now as an adult, even more so. This is the great truth that undermines the big lie of totalitarianism.
We do not have to be "alike" to be of equal value. On the contrary, our distinct and unique pieces of the great dream enhance one another's worth. I don't expect The Next Generation to be a clone of me, and I don't want him to be. I want him to be who he is, to be who he can become.