I wanted Kirk, Spock, Janeway and Tucker to stay dead as well. Can't always get what we want...
Yeah, but we're not discussing what will
happen, we're discussing what we want to happen. And I want Data to stay dead.
I must say...I agree.
So many characters have been resurrected, death seems only a vacation for star trek characters these days. As comics can attest to, this is not a good thing.
Once in a while, if the writers decide for a character to die, they should deal with the aftermath of this event instead of opting for fantasy wish-fulfillment.
But fantasy is the whole point of storytelling. Particulalry in science fiction and it's related genres.
"Realism" is only appropriate for real life. Otherwise it's meaningless.