| > But if you're going to be loud and outspoken |
I'm not sure how anyone can be loud considering that most of the feedback has been written. And I don't see anything wrong with being outspoken. (And you obviously don't either, as you are quite outspoken in this post).
| >to creators who had nothing to do with the story |
These creators are giving approval to the current status quo. That makes criticism of those approvals appropriate.
It hasn't been over a year, but I hope the "outspokenness" goes for years and years. I've equated fan response to the boy who cried wolf. I am not surprised that Marvel underestimated the negative fan reaction initially, since negative fan reaction is a normal thing. But I think that Guggenheim is slowly learning that this time a lot of fans are not following the normal pattern of criticize, complain, and move on and keep buying.
| > don't be surprised when they A) stop taking you seriously and B) start answering with quips instead of making genuine arguments like they did directly following OMD.|
They never made genuine arguments (with the possible exception of Brevoort). If you go back and read Quesada's CBR interview it consists of strawmen, false dilemmas, slippery slope, and condescension.
| > And there is a grain of sense there. If you perceive a civil union as marriage, then yes, by living together for 5+ years, Peter and MJ were still married in a legal sense. |
If that's true, why has Marvel gone to such great lengths to wipe out the "m" word?
| > The only way anyone loses anything is if you view marriage as something that has to do with a ceremony|
I don't think that is anyone's definition of marriage, anywhere, ever.