The Borg Queen wrote:
Surely trying to be Vulcan would have been more suitable for Data, right?
He can Logic with the best of them and doesn't have to concern himself with trying to understand emotions.
Trying to emulate a person is all well and good, but why a Human person specifically? Is it solely because Soong was a Human?
Vulcan's have emotions, but supress them.
Data would have been asking for a WHOLE 'nother set of problems.
"Let's see... I have to learn how to feel emotions, but then not let myself show them to anyone, and at the same time remain as stoic, efficient and artificial as ever."