ok the hitler comparison isn't right, i'll admit that.
its just that small universe syndrome bothers me a great deal. its like why not include tom paris' brother Tim, spocks nephew Spork and Troi and Rikers son Will Jr to complete it?
Well, just to play devil's advocate, I suppose there's something to be said for using marquee names to appeal to fans.
Captain Khan is probably sexier and more attention-getting than "Captain Mimsy O'Roarke of the Starship Endeavor."
Then again, "small universe" syndrome has never really bothered me--as should be obvious from my books!