Indeed - voluntarily undergoing the process (combined with the bad robot style acting when they 'pretended' to be assimilated) was abysmally done. It was like assimilation was nothing more than a dose of the flu the good ol' EMH can fix in a day.
And it cheapened the ordeal Picard went through.
Voyager (as usual) was completely flippant with the whole idea.
'If the Apocalypse starts, beep me!' - Buffy Summers
'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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