Captain McBain wrote:
Would you honestly think Picard would be justified in insisting that Data was the most human soul he ever encountered? Of course you wouldn't.
Not only are you telling us how we as individuals think in order to satisfy your own premise ("of course you wouldn't") you're forgetting a comment made by Picard himself when Data was believed dead.
"He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." (Picard quoting Shakespeare in "The Most Toys")
How dare he refer to an android as a man!
But you've already declared you're tired of arguing with people who don't see things the same way as you do, so Picard's beliefs will continue to escape your perception of how things are.