Re: I liked the Borg more before the Borg Queen and Q before Voyager.
I don't know, I think we basically agree, and it's just a question of phrasing and semantics.
Maybe it's easier to think of the Queen as 'coordinator' and she's still beholden to the will of the minds? Surely they have some type of 'instantaneous democracy' that lets them decide what to do, who to assimilate, and so forth.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q