Visited NY and DC and saw Spider-Man Turn off the Dark.
Mind you it's not that they've given up looking for another way, but in the meantime they have to use the only option they have available.
Of course, I'm not entirely sure how they could evacuate the planet off the top of my head... but given what Black Swan has said it is possible. Given time I'd assume between Strange and Reed, they could figure out something.
By why take that chance? There's NOTHING that supports that stopping time in one universe does the same to another. Also, if it does work, to stop time for TWO universes would very likely take Strange out of commission for any length of time, and if an incursion happens again during that period, then what?
Seriously, stop being naive like Captain America. None of the other guys are just going to let their families and friends die, because it's not the moral thing to do; especially when they don't have the luxury of time. Hell, in this issue didn't you see where Beast and others basically say to Tony that if their loved ones were still in danger that it's very that they wouldn't even had shown up, despite the incursions. Do you think that they'd hesitate to become killers to protect their people? Hell, most of them have already killed (include Cap, the hypocritical bastard).
The only other option is a planet-wide evacuation, but, even if possible, to where?
He shall knit the softest cotton gauntlet the universe has ever laid witness to.
and remember the big point that gets glossed over by some is that they really don't have time.
Yeah, reality isn't always filled with dues ex machinas and convenient powers up for the "good guys" and the like. A lot of the times, personal morals must be put to the side to make tough, morally ambiguous decisions that center around the survival or betterment of the whole. New Avengers tries show that in the moral battle that takes place, when large scale situations like the incursions happen, and even on a lower scale when it comes to kings and then scientists.
If you want your Disney happy endings, then this ain't the book for you.
Frankly it's also something they'd need a lot of help with. I don't at all disagree it's not a time consuming thing... that's probably why they need to get as much help as possible and start as soon as possible. Blowing up earths is a handy trick that can buy them time... but unless they just wanna sit there blowing up earths for all eternity they need to start doing more.
Actually, that doesn't fix the problem because as long as the Earth that they evacuated is still there then there will still be incursions taking place. So they'd have to evacuate (that means put all the humans, mutants, inhumans, Atlantians, heroes, villains, etc in one place....that will sure go well.....), and then destroy their Earth (which would be much difficult for them to do, and I'm sure opposition would be met against that idea, regardless of the incursions) Also, to evacuate would take too much time; not only to build the ships, but also to get all the different races/ethnic groups to compromise and then to collect all the organisms on the planet, and all that on top of the incursions that are sure to happen during that prep time (during which heroes or villains from other Earths could be trying to destroy Earth 616 to save their own Earth).
There's no clean solution to this.
But we know from what Black Swan said it has been done, so it is possible. And I'd still argue it's the best sollution, simply because it's the ONLY actual sollution. The fact that it safe guards the rest of the 616 while not having them potentially murder billions of people on in-coming earths is a plus too.
But the fact that it's difficult is probably why they need to both start working on that ASAP (as far as I can tell we haven't gotten a single panel showing them working that end of things) and would likely require them to get some help. Probably a LOT of help.
Sorry, no, if Steve Rogers was a signpost, he wasn't one the generals paid any attention to, nor did he abandon the cause or get tossed out of the conflict because he didn't agree with them.