Its a purity spiral. The problem with purity spirals is that while they might start well intentioned, they end up promoting the most extreme up their own arse version fo any given idea, because "purity" is gained from one upping one another in "the good thing".
For what its wroth, im personally sick of the "powerfull" thing aswell. Why? power is derived from how the player acts. I think showing some weakness for once would actually lead to more interresting characters..