I remembered when I was a kid reading Hulk books, that one of the most driving reasons I liked to read then was to see there come a day when Banner was finally free of his battle of living like a monster. A day when he would finally be able to find a cure. I felt genuinely sorry for Dr. Banner. He would go through tragic event after tragic event just to find it. We cut to these days, and recently Banner had been separated from Hulk. Isn't this what he always wanted? He finally has it, but now he wants to merge back to being Hulk again?
Take all the action and adventure and saving the world away for a moment, and you look at the history. Being Hulk has ruined his life. Not only that, but it as the years went by ruined most lives of those who were closest to him. We readers are now to sit here and agree that he should now want the monster? That he should now embrace being a wrecking machine? Even when he had the brains to go with it, when he wasn't being Savage or mindless in Hulk form, he was still the monster. Marvel is trying to tell me then that being a monster like that is good? All that struggle was for nothing? Yes, they are saying that we should cope with it and this I will admit is turning me off from Hulk.
Now it is all the popular trend to make a bunch of Hulks, Red Hulks, Blue Hulks, Hulks of every colors. What happened to the original point of the Hulk books? I would rather they keep Banner separated from Hulk now if this is where they are going to take the character. Rather that Banner help make The Ross family back to human again with his knowledge. His torment will never end if he merges again.
Yes of course he has come out on top of many battles, he is the Hulk after all, the guy you don't want to get angry, but the biggest battle of all has always been himself. Now that he is Banner again, why go back to this inner battle?