Well, this is my favorite thread over in the Avengers forum, and, with the ressurgence that the Defenders are experiencing now, I think it's high time we had a Controversial Opinions thread about them. I'm sure there will be pleanty to be discussed.
To kick start it, let me give one of my own:
The New Defenders would have been much more successful if J.M. DeMatties hadn't left the book and if a "cooler artist" such as Sal Buscema or Mike Zeck (or even Alan Kupperberg) had stuck with it, rather than Don Perlin.
Looking foward to see the controversial opinions that you all may have over the long history of the Defenders.