Finished it yesterday. Let it all roll around in my head....
A shame about Choudhurry. I really liked her, not the stereotypical Tactical officer who always wants to fire phasers to solve issues. Her relationship with Worf made sense to me.
Data... well.... I'm not a fan of resurrecting the dead, but I suppose with Data's memories residing in B-4, it was bound to happen. And I agree that this isn't just Data. This new person is more then Data was. Not better, but literally more. Capable of more, more memories of other people, more experiences in these new memories in his databanks. And if a person is the sum of his parts, how CAN this be the Data we all know and love? Sure, Data's memories are all there as well, but he himself stated that he's not really sure who he is right now.
This ending left more more satisfied then Eternal Tide, where Janeway happilly slaps on her combadge and rankpips and goes back to being who she was as if all is cool now. Data's not sure. He was told he died, but can't remember. He can suddenly remember things he never experienced. He's capable of things he wasn't before he died. Five years have passed. And, to top it all off, he now knows that somewhere, out there, is a garanteed way to restore Lal to life. He has a lot to deal with, a lot to comprehend. I'm glad David decided to NOT have him back on the bridge in a uniform going all 'ladida, let's pretend I was never gone'. I, for one, can't wait to read more of this new person called Data.
All in a all, a great read. I'm going to hold off voting for this one, since I want to grade the trilogy as a whole. I understand they won't be as connected as Destiny was, but still, I want to grade the story in it's totallity.