I like big teams, though - Actually, I thought the team building in EVERY Avengers story in these three books was interesting and cool.
That's it. I had mis-remembered it being an annual, but it was a 1-shot. Bitchy female Ultron totally worked for me, but I'm a little nervous about reading Avengers stuff I haven't already read. (Basically anything between # 300 and the Heroes Reborn stuff.)That sounds like The Ultron Imperative. Personally, I think this is probably the best Alkhema story, but you may like the others, though I am not much of a fan of the character. That was a good one-shot though.
Is Ravonna still around? She'd be on my fantasy Avengers team, along with Hawkeye, the Wasp, the Hulk, Tigra, Cloud 9, Daredevil, Clea, Hogun the Grim the Falcon and Stingray.