The correct Nick Fury in a weird battle suit. Gyrich. Leather jackets. Big Hank. The correct Spider-Woman. War Machine and USAgent. Crystal. Sersi. Some guy in long hair saying, "That could take months, Fury!"
I actually failed to read a lot of that era but I caught some of it and to be honest, none of it ever bothered me and some of it I liked. I really wish we could have Big Hank, War Machine, USAgent, and the correct Spider-Woman in stories again. Maybe we will. And as for the correct Nick Fury, don't get me started.
I could do without Gyrich and leather jackets but I would take them both in a hot minute over the stories we've had this century - until right exactly now. "No Surrender" is the first fun Avengers story for me in like forever. Meanwhile, the era depicted in our banner never failed to be fun.
Nostalgic for this era?
I'm OK with the Avengers in the 90's. The title suffered from the same problems that most books did in the 90's, but it was still a pretty good read. I like Sersi and the Black Knight(the guy with the long hair), and the return of the correct Vision. I have more nostalgia for the earlier Paul Ryan, Steve Epting art, though. The main reason that I didn't like the West Coast Avengers at the end was the artwork.
A main problem I have with much of 90's comics is that I can read an issue and then forget what it was about the next day. Is this because I was in my 20's in the 90's and comics didn't have the same effect as the ones I read from 6 to 15 or because the art was less memorable than the work from the 70's and 80's? Probably a combination.
I'm closing in on Avengers 400 right now and of all the contemporary books, it's definitely one of the ones I look forward to reading.