See, this mentality that the ends justify whatever means there were, it's why crappy status quo shake-ups happen. Look, I'm not saying all change is bad. I'm not saying that some good ideas can't come from bad origins. Whati'm saying is that continued acceptance of bad ideas because they might pay off just leads to more bad ideas. That because "you" (comics fandom) accept the crappy transition, there will always be a crappy transition. And enough crappy transitions are why 100,000 copies sold is now considered a great month.
But it's not an either/or proposition. Captain America doesn't have to get shot in the head for Bucky to be Captain America. He could just go to jail! Like he was going to anyway. You But no, we have to have a crappy death stunt. That no one believes. So you've robbed your traumatic moment of most of its trauma. I mean, 700 SHOULD have people up in arms over the death of their favorite character. But most aren't because most just don't take it seriously. Because most know it's just a stupid stunt to add finality where their is none.
Honestly, I don't see any of that Cap story working with him still being alive. It would have been an entirely different story. And again, how am I accepting it? If it's a bad story, I'm not going to read it. If it's a good story, I will. As for the problems comics are facing generally, it ain't because of stuff like this. If you think the decline of comics is a result of stunt-y stories...well, that's just inaccurate. Because there were plenty of stunt-y stories and big events in the 80's and especially the 90's.
I'm just saying that it's good to have some perspective. It's a comic book. Over the years of any comic, there are going to be highs and lows. No one knows what this is going to be yet, but I have a hard time getting too upset when I know that Peter will forever be a part of the comics, as well as zillions of cartoons and video games and movies. And like anything else, I don't think I'm "accepting" or encouraging anything. If it sucks, I won't buy it. That's....I think a lot more reasonable and fair than you're being.