Yes I would have, because 8472 were poorly executed.
Uh-huh, I suppose if one 8472 ship captured one of the crew, turned them into an 8472 and proceeded to Earth trashing a Starfleet armada until a blatant plot contrivance stopped them you'd think they were executed right?
The silly thing was that the TNG crew was afraid of the Borg in the first place. They already knew there were nastier things out there than them. Worse things than them had been stopped in the past.