When I heard about a possible upgrade for Hulk in WWH, I assumed we'd have an uber Hulk/Juggernaut type hybrid that could roll over anyone. That hasn't been the case. Cyclops, Wolverine, Thing, Herc...these people, while all losing spectacularly, did so in a way that I think should always be the case. Calling this a powered up version of the Hulk, while true or not, doesn't do the Hulk justice. If anything, it makes guys like the Thing look great for holding on with him.
If you ask me, this is how Hulk's power level should be. All of the fights have been well done (with the exception of all the defeats being off panel), but shouldn't we always expect this from Hulk? What is so great and new about tearing open a suit of armor, beating up Thing, and so on? The problem is that since we've been told it is a powerup (and Wolverine and Hulk both mentioned that) then anything short of annihilating these characters means is a bad thing. If Hulk can't take down Sentry (or even has trouble) then that is admitting that Sentry is much more poweful than classic Hulk, since Hulk is supposed to be much more powerful now. So was there even a need for a powerup? Thoughts?