I use the term "delicious" merely as a description of how it seems, to me, the writers found him a fascinating character and were writing his role into scripts more. When Q first appears in Hide & Q
, Worf literally jumps to attention (it takes Tasha Yar a full ten seconds to react), and then gets some of the best scenes in the episode (chasing after the animal things down on the planet, refusing Q's offer of a drink). It seems clear to me that they liked what Dorn was doing as an actor, and already seemed to be positioning him for a much larger role. Unfortunately, most of Tasha Yar's script functions were actually much better suited to the Klingon, even before
she left the series, which left Denise Crosby a bit "surplus to requirements".