Okay, maybe I'm of the old crotchety Lameasaurus Rexes of the comic world, but Simon is my favorite Avenger next to Steve (Captain America) Rogers whom I've already figured isn't coming back after Secret Wars as anything other than a geriatric. Unfortunately over the past 15 years or so Simon's become.. I don't even know what the's become. Not likable.
Is there any word on if he's going to return in a non-villain non-jerk role after this event?
I think the rule of thumb is that if it's a development that's happened in the last 10-15 years, it's probably going to stay. The people who thought that change was a good idea are the ones in charge of deciding what's sticking around post-SW...