What you call bias I call common sense.
Thor is Cates's most recent storyline en he managed to succesfully screw that up. He's undoubtedly proud of it too. It's not unlikely he's gonna do the exact same thing with The Hulk.
Turning The Hulk into a car for Banner to drive is a pretty good start IMO.
With Cates, continuity is out the window from day one.
I really don't care if you (or anyone else for that matter) agree with me, so I'm not getting into an argument with you over this.
As long as Cates remembers that Hulk is Hulk, I see no problem, yet. After 50 issues of Ewing's IH stories, some of which were certainly entertaining and some a convoluted mess [IMO], I'm ready for a different direction. I too like the idea of Starship Hulk as a vehicle piloted by Banner. The potential for new friends, new foes, new adventures, plus a promised epic throwdown with Thor. Can't wait to see the boards light up for that one. BTW Zelandoni, is that a Pollack? Just wondering.