All of these stories could have been told with him married to MJ, and overall everytime they do a story to shake things up they wuss out.
Case in point: Harry SHOULD have become American Son and permanently become part of Norman's team, while working to take him out from within. No Menace being pregnant BS. It would redeem Harry's character after decades of him being this neurotic manchild.
Also, as soon as Dark Reign started it should have been reflected in the books instead of just American Son (even now the books seem like DR isn't happening).
And this BS with Peter having a drunked one-night stand with Michelle, that isn't Spider-Man EVER.
No, it's just no good.