Re: "Hide and Q" is still an amazing episode!!
Um... I don't really think so. Unless someone does obtain Q like powers in the real world and we see how much it affects that person, who is to really say that absolute power will automatically turn you into a villain?
All you have to do is look at the political and business elite today to know that power corrupts. They will simply steamroll people who disagree with their agenda, no matter how noble they may think those agendas are.
"I had no idea you were so... formidable. " - Anan 7 to James T. Kirk, A Taste of Armageddon