A thought occured to me when reading another post. Humans by the 24th Century are supposed to be very egalitarian and open and accepting of all, quashing all the pettiness of people today. Does this cause major problems when developing human characters for a new series? Does it run the risk of making them dull? I know there are examples when this isn't always the case ("In The Pale Moonlight" and "Equinox" spring to my mind, where the hero takes actions that just aren't Starfleet), but these are always the exception. Would a new series be able to weave in flaws to the human characters that would be believable? We've already seen a few dull human characters (noteably Chakotay and Kim in VOY), which really bring nothing to a series except for filling a seat on the bridge.