Re: The Single Worst Line of Dialogue in the entire Star Trek Franchis
^Beat me to it. But there is no direct evidence to say that using proto-matter was wrong.
As far as we know the Genesis Cave worked.
As for the Genesis Planet itself, was it Regula that was terraformed or did the Genesis device create a new planet. In the case of the former it was never meat to be detonated that far away from it's target, and in the case of the later it was never designed to form a planet.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.