Dogs I've had that got the zoomies seem to be expressing joy and excitement. I viewed it as a positive thing and it was kind of fun to watch. Sometimes (okay, often) I would participate. By "participate" I mean initiate a kind of hide-and-seek.
One of those dogs would do that nearly very night at bed-time. It was hilarious to see. She is a miniature long-haired dachshund, so she could run under furniture. She runs like a ferret for just a minute or two and then she's ready to call it a day.
Another was our late miniature schnauzer, Zeke. If he happened to be outside when I'd return from some errands, he would tear through the doggy-door, announce my return, tear back out and circle me a few times. Then he'd repeat the whole process 3-4 times in the time it took me to walk the 30 feet to the house.