The First Federation had starships capable of going head-to-head with a Constitution Class starship while only being controlled by 1 person.
Barclay modified the Enterprise D so that it could fold space and shift across the Galaxy nearly instantly. Again, with that same software patch, I believe.
Apparently androids are pretty easy to make, people just forgot or the tech was kept secret. What could Soong have done if he'd met Ruk or Norman or both?