Can anyone recommend a solid Avengers volume, preferably available in TPB, to me? Most of my personal collection is DC, and I haven't read any Avengers at all (though I'm no stranger to the characters on the roster). I have read through the first 5-6 issues of The Ultimates 1, but it's not exactly what I'm looking for. It's close - what I'm really looking for a is a nice starting point to begin my Avengers reading - and the Ultimates is exactly that - but it's a little too excessively violent or "extreme".
Is there a good place for me to start reading?