Just some of the assembled team...with the movie being the core team. Notice Logan is still there...I wonder if this is going to change and how that's going to work out.
I would love a team with Thor, Hulk and Logan
And Ironman and T'challa. Team with guys who get on each others nerves...and others that I have not mentioned..written by Hickman.
I think part of the reason for bringing him on might be because he wants some extra muscle to fight the X-Men.
But that aside, I imagine similar to Red Hulk Steve would rather have the Hulk operating with them in plain sight rather than out there unsupervised doing who knows what.
As far as balancing the teams... he doesn't imbalance it anymore than Thor does IMO. So that's not necessarily a huge issue.
Hulk's power level varies... it goes up and down depending on his level of anger. So it's easy to justify the higher end shows and even some of the lower end ones. Hulk can literally be as strong as the story needs him to be (and that happens to a lot of characters, but in Hulks case at least it's justifed).
They really don't play up all of the aspects of his powers like they used to.
Hm...if his power is density control, shouldn't he get larger or smaller? Or does he use Pym particles to push and pull the mass, like Reptil does when he goes full dino?
At maximum density, Vision can punch at a strength comparable to Thor. He can fly, go intangible and fire beams of heat and solar radiation. Unfortunately, he hasn't been used to his full potential since the Busiek run, if not before then.
I don't think there not being a Hulk like in the movie or in the Cartoon is a deterent for Hulk being on the team. Ever since the end of Mantalo's run, when Hulk got Banner's inteligence and personality, and then lost it, Hulk's been a character in pretty much constant flux. Savage, mindles, smart, mean, well-ajusted, etc... I don't think it'd take much for him to revert to a personality more in tune to being a (dificult, of course, otherwise, where's the fun?)member of a team. My only concern is that Hulk being a member of any team has always kind of tied his development in his own book. Look at how long we had to put up with childlike Hulk when he was a member of the Defenders (and I say this in the nicest way possible, because I liked childlike Hulk).