An excellent piece with some great writing.
'Screw that' doesn't quite fit into the usual Star Trek style, yet some how feels totally appropriate here. Like wise the 'Vanity Fair' reference. And after being so often portrayed as the faceless bogeymen of Trek, it's interesting to see a Romulan listening to music, or a Romulan child on a tricycle.
The view of the Federation from an enemies perspective makes perfect sense too.