Let me preface this by saying that I do not hate street level heroes(Batman, Daredevil, Spider-man, etc.). I just do not think that they ever have a good reason for taking the law into their own hands--even if they do have good morals. What they do could (and does) encourage people to put themselves in dangerous situations needlessly. They potentially put others in danger by doing their work, And they embarrass the city police force, which probably increases crime rates. And police corruption is not a good enough reason for a continuing superhero career. Just expose that corruption and let the feds clean up. Also, there's no way the government/police/coast guard/cia/fbi/nsa would allow a vigilante to operate. And if a hero has no powers or low level powers, the government should be able to handle them eventually.
On the other hand, global/galactic level heroes (Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Cyborg) only need to operate when there is a threat that government weapons cannot handle. They do what the government can't even with great effort.
There are some exceptions though. I'm okay with government sanctioned street level heroes (Captain America, many of the Avengers, etc.). I'm okay with royal characters who operate with their kingdoms (Black Panther, Thor [not street level, I know], Aquaman [not street level, i know], etc.). And I'm okay with street levels heroes with magical mythologies (Iron Fist) or some other non-law-breaking reason to operate (Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, the bail bondsmen).
I guess what I'm saying is:
1) I do not care for law-breaking vigilantes. I do not think they ever have a good reason for long-term operation--even if that does lead to great stories.
2) I like heroes with high power levels.
What are your preferences?