Re: Federation vs The Dominiom: The Rematch.
^You're missing an important point. The Federation went to war with the Dominion because their way of life was threatened. They weren't fighting simply for the sake of fighting. Part of what makes humanity great is its willingness to take ownership of a situation. How does one do that if he sends holograms to fight his battles for him? The Founders viewed the Jem'Hadar as disposable commodities. Were the Federation to adopt a similar attitude, they would be no better than the forces they were opposing.
"I've sworn an oath to serve and protect the United Federation of Planets- an oath I will fulfill with my dying breath- for in my heart, I remain a creature of duty. I am Romulan." --Captain Sran, USS Naptown