I think that is an excellent way of putting it, Born For Banning.
Perhaps those who can only hear it as 'negative' are those who immediatly wither and die in a 'void', rather than make something better out of it.
Have you read Paradise Lost? This seems to capture what you said perfectly, especially with Lucifer as the protagonist here... Once cursed by Jehovah, Lucifer and the rest of the fallen host end up in Hell, which is a void. Everyone shits themself in despair, except Lucifer, who declares, "This is our Kingdom", and transforms it into a place of power.