Re: "Hide and Q" is still an amazing episode!!
Anyone who doesn't think infinite power wouldn't corrupt a finite human isn't using their imagination. If you were a god all of a sudden, you'd start to, sooner or later. That's human. That's natural for all beings - to establish appropriate boundaries between themselves and their abilities with those around them.
I don't think anyone was arguing against that. It was just done better in WNMHGB.
One day soon, man is going to be able to harness incredible energies, energies that could ultimately hurl us to other worlds in... some sort of spaceship.