Yes, it's my favorite
It's great, but there are a few other runs I like more
It's ok, but nowhere near the best
I don't like Bendis' Avengers.
I enjoy some of his story arc's but they do seem to waste a lot of time just for the sake of the trades , compared to Dan Slotts Spidey at the moment or Jeff Parkers Thunderbolts not too much happens .
I do like his use of dialogue though and putting Spidey and Wolverine on the team was a great idea, saying that i hated his use of Vision and Wanda so yep im on the fence .... whenever his run is over i'll be able to judge it more objectively in comparison to the other great runs.
So far so ...... good ???
I think some of his stuff is great.
When reading a lot in one chunk, his dialogue tics started to annoy me.
Brubaker and Bendis are FAR from the first to bring "personality driven dialogue into comics", even in Marvel. That goes as far back as the 60s, if not further.
I'd go as far as saying Bendis isn't even a good example of that.
You ever get a DVD and go to the extra section and watch deleted scenes with commentary? You know how the director (or whoever) tends to go on about "Well, we liked this scene, but it didn't add anything to the story, so we had to cut it" or "this was a nice conversation, but it slowed thing down. We wanted to keep things going, so it got the axe"? Bendis strikes me as the opposite of those guys.
What he needs is an ironfisted editor. Somebody who looks at his scripts, sees he's spent twice as many pages with Cage and Jessica talkijng about what superhero name she should use than he has on them fighting an out o control Doombot and sending it back for rewrites.
"if you ever disagree it means that you are wrong."
So what you are trying to tell is after all the Watchmen, Squadron Supreme, DKR, Great Darkness Saga, Walt Simonson's Thor, James Robinson's Starman, Stan and Kirby's FF, all those great stories and runs...
Bendis and Brubaker are the ones who helped innovate "personality driven dialogue into comics".
Are you serious?
If it was "all balls to the wall action with no character development", there would be absolutely no fans of:
Hercules (Marvel's Hercules)
And there's probably a bunch I forgot. Those character's entire histories are mostly in the pages of the Avengers. Their ups, downs, marriages, break ups, and defining moments.