I agree. I'm 92% straight, married for five years to my brother-in-laws best friend, have a five month old child on top of two stillborns and a few miscarriages, and I love her. I have since I was nine when Voyager started.
Kate just always has a grace about her that translated onto screen. And with a mother who was busy raising six of us plus our friends and I was right in the middle she was a good role model to look to. I still do. And that led to me realizing how beautiful and elegant she was.