I agree with just about everything said here! Great post and thank you for writing this so I don't have too! ;)1. Not really. At least not as far as established characters go. New minority characters introduced early in a book or a new minority character promised to play a larger role later do peak my curiosity, and I do probably lean more towards giving those books a try, but being a minority alone isn't enough to get me to buy the book. Being a minority catches my attention, but character concept and design has to reel me in. It's why I read Blue Marvel and ignored the new Power Man.
2. Do I think Marvel is as diverse as the real world? No. Do I think that's a problem? Not at all. There's enough major black characters that are used often enough that I can't complain. Even though I hear a lot of complaints about there not being enough black heroes in comics, population-wise we've been usurped by Hispanics, but you could never tell from reading a comic book, and when someone is hispanic they tend to lay it on a little thick. Asians are similar, I find there aren't enough of them that aren't related to kung-fu, asian mythology, or chinese magic. Indians? Nigh-nonexistant (not of the Native American variety, but them too). In comparison, I think us black guys are pretty well off. Additionally, I do agree with Deep_Sleeper. When someone complains about diversity in a team full of aliens, mutants, mermen etc. I can't help but think they have a very narrow view of what diversity is. I enjoy seeing fictional members of my race go out there and take names, everyone does, but I don't even think it is necessary for every team to need minority on it, because that's not realistic and in an odd way, every team having a black guy isn't diverse. Ultimately, I am more upset that so many black guys in comics are either bald or have dreadlocks than I am at the current portrayal or use of my race on comics, and I guess that just shows you how small the issue really is to me right now.