I find it curious that someone has to defend his opinion about Superman's character to such an extend. Thinking of Superman II, there are several things about the character that annoyed me. His decision to give up his powers, then how he became a pussy without his powers (and then even worse, how he becomes a bully when he gets his powers back), and his decision to kill the three Kryptonians even though they didn't have their powers anymore. I didn't like it back then, and I don't like it now. In Superman Returns, I hated how he becomes a pussy when he loses his powers, and how he misuses his powers to spy on Lois. And seriously, no amount of "But it's been done this way before." is going to change that. Because the way it's been done before is also how I didn't like it.