Spidey's been my main man since The Electric Company
and the Bakshi cartoon re-runs. True, I didn't start with the comics until '85, but I got
the character. That being said, I love BND and think lots of folks forget that Pete makes a lot of questionable decisions (like being a paparazzo). If you look at 9/10 of what Pete does from the POV of a friend or family member, he'd have to come off as the biggest douche bag in the history of Western civ. I think that's the biggest benefit of the reboot. We get the young Pete making mistakes and fouling his life up. It seems like that element was gone from the titles...until he took his mask off at a press conference, that is.