I have been "trying" marvel books on and off since a certain artist became editor-in-chief with not much luck. I have tried an X-Book here and there. An Avenger book here and there. The last book I tried was the Fantastic Four. Nothing is working for me. The only marvel book I ordered from Westfield Comics last month was the Hercules mini by Layton. I am hoping that as Disney takes more control of marvel things will get better.
The Marvel books of the present aren't going to be like the Marvel books of the past. They can't be evaluated on those criteria, and shouldn't be. Maybe it's worth reconsidering them based on a different perceptual standard?