Its not wrong to want Gambit to relavent to the MU. I mean you want to think that he's always going to be one of those characters that's never going to drop off the map and the only way he's going to get to that status is if he forms his own niche in the MU.
This whole thief thing could turn into something where he's the new less villainous Hood where he becomes the go to contact in the criminal underworld.
You as a fan want to see him have something that's his.
I mean look at Punisher I can honestly say he's the only MU hero who goes out and kills criminals. He's the only Mu character who is consistently getting Max titles.
I'd love to see Gambit at that plateau where's he's always going to be having a story told by some writer.
Can Asmus start that? Sure but people have to be behind him and the fans have to know its all going somewhere.