The simulated Klingon woman on the bridge was a preview of the sentient Klingon woman RiQer was offering to summon or create. Pretty straightforward. You're just inventing problems to complain about.
Was Geordi's eyesight simulated? Was Wesley's adulthood simulated? It all seemed like it was all supposed to be real to me. It may have been an unearned reality acquired without personal growth to accompany its acquisition, which was the point that Geordi, Data, and Wesley made, but I didn't see anything in the episode to suggest that the "gifts" were just simulations.
Why would one gift be a simulation but not others?