Throughout the past 50 years, Spider-man has gone toe-to-toe with perhaps the most fiercest and colorful rogues gallery out there, and while victory is usually in his favor, every now and then Spidey comes across a foe that is just too powerful for him to handle alone and as such has to rely on Spider-based tech of his own design to bail him out. With his new job at Horizon Labs, Spidey has continued to up his arsenal more frequently than before as witnessed in ASM #681 with his magnetic webbing, his controversal "Spider-Glider" from ASM #682, or his new suit showcased in "Ends of the Earth" which is tailored with numerous gadgets and gizmos specifically designed to take down each member of the Sinister Six. The point is, Spidey has used Spider-based tech before and continues to do so today.
My reason for writing this is because I remember when the Ultimate Spider-man tv show was first announced, everyone was quick to attack the fact that Spidey was going to be using Spider-tech in the series, such as his "Spider-cycle" and his advanced web-shooter. Now I'm not posing the argument of whether Ultimate Spider-man is a good show or not (its not, it is a horrible, horrible show and must be DESTROYED!!!), but rather given the fact that Spider-man has been using tech since his inception 50 years ago, why was everyone so quick to bash his reliance on tech in the new show? With him being trained by SHIELD, I would have thought it would make perfect sense that they would want to arm him better if he was to be in their employ? Was it the issue of him using tech or merely the context in which it was used? Or was it the fact that in the show his tech comes from a two armed, SHIELD employed Dr. Conners (which I am STILL not ok with by the way!)?
Personally, I have no problem with Spider-man using spider-based technology as I feel it justifies all the various different action figures out there such as "Scuba-gear Spidey" and also gives us some brand new suits to marvel at in the comics (such as the new EotE one currently in the comics), just so long as they don't get carried away like Joel Schumacher did in Batman and Robin. If the core of the character remains intact and so long as the tech makes sense to the story being told, by all means use all the Spider-tech you want.
What do you think? Should Spidey use tech?