The consequences were a human using a power that they simply didn't have the wisdom to yield. Much like Gary Mitchell.
So only god like powers should come god like wisdom? Than how do you explain Q or Trelane?
Are you honestly saying that it's ok for an entity like Q to have these powers? I for one seem to remember that some have been injured and even died as a result of Q's actions. And what did Riker want to do? Save a little girl.