Some people, incluing Joe Quesada have stated that they don't like MJ and think she hampers the story possibilities for Amazing Spider-man.
I disagree. I love MJ's character. She is Spidey's hero. She's a good wife, she encourages and strengthens him. She helps enable him to continue being Spidey. Peter's supposed to be the "John Everyman" and most guys are married. They may not be superheros but they look to their wives for encouragement and advice like any other guy. Their one of the few positive marriages in comics.
Pete's had his share of romantic ups and downs. He lost Gwen and now he's going to lose May, I say give the guy a break.
Other titles like Ultimate Spidey can bring in the youth appeal and do whatever they want with MJ but as far as I've concerned, she's a critical part of Amazing Spider-man.
What do you think?