As long as they don't pull out the photonic energy shield just yet I think we can keep complaints at bay. I don't personally hate it but I'm not sure how well loved it is or if it really fits the character. Always felt "too techy" on him.
I think it first appeared in the late 90's(Mark Waid run?), pre Heroes Reborn but I may be off, then went away when they did HR and stayed gone till Steve was just playing the role Captain Rogers under SHIELD.
It has made an appearance on the animated show and versions of it being wielded by other MCU characters has also happened.