If I had powers and wore a costume with a cape I definitely wouldn't be fighting crime. I would be an on-call hero at most. And I would be picky about what assignments I took up.
How about you guys? You have to wear a superhero costume BTW. For this thread. Like the classic spandex type with a cape or without.
Full-time heroes have always bothered me a bit. Seems that all the constant capture and release of villains seems fishy. Almost as if heroes pay the villains to do crime so heroes will still have a job (surprised no one has explored that to my knowledge, it would definitely give a reason for the pattern set).
My OC Optic is a hero in the same manner I would be, emergencies only, not stuff the cops can handle.