Re: 7X01 Asylum Of The Daleks (Grading/Discussion) (SPOILERS!)
As many times as the Doctor went back into the Dalek's past to try & stop/prevent them, it's possible he pushed them to be more evil than dangerous.
Sure, they were created to be a master race of sorts, but the Doctor's interventions may have made a bad situation worse.
The Borg weren't evil, just single minded in their need to assimilate others.
Its a good point. The Daleks would still have been fairly militant, just going by their speech near the end of 'Genesis', plus their war with the Movellans, and the Humans. Otoh, did their encounters with te Doctor, and the Timelords motivate them to develop time travel, the time destructor, and various other super weapons?
"The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things. But vice versa, the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things or make them unimportant."