Sorry about the silly title - it just sort of happened that way and then I couldn't resist the alliteration.
Tag badges are awarded when you earn at least 1000 total score for at least 200 non-community wiki answers with a specific tag. A "privilege" gained due to this is the ability to use a close-vote hammer. This means that users with this badge may simply close questions at will without the need for up to 4 more votes from other users. Of course moderators also have this ability automatically for all questions. I believe this ability is colloquially known as a "hammer".
This privilege is great when it is clear the question should be closed. However there have been situations where I have wanted to cast a close vote but felt that I wanted other user's votes as well before the question is closed. In other words, it can be argued that these hammers give dictatorial rights to high-rep users (and mods) while effectively taking away democratic rights.
The end-result of this gives hammer-wielders a choice:
Don't close-vote at all
Use close-vote hammer even if you want other users input, then question whether you really did the right thing (potentially scaring off new users)
Wait for other users' close-votes and then catch the 4th or 5th close-vote - in reality I usually end up missing this window and so this is basically option 1.
I don't really have any great suggestions for how to deal with this. I guess one possibility is a feature-request to allow a choice of vote-or-hammer, but somehow that seems unlikely to fly.