Sorry man, saw this a couple days ago, but only had time to make a quick post to another thread.
I can only say that I agree. But I have shunned all aspects of that crap a long time ago.
Really, I just had to. For all the reason you stated.
But that is what pissed me off more is they took a character (Carol) and wiped away any redeeming value to her. She was so wrong no-one could be on her side. This was not "Civil War" it was "Carol is stupid as hell"
I just had to push that shit out of my head.
Now as for the SHIELD stuff ... I do agree with you and what you are saying, I do, but with the titles I have been reading (or trying to read) that actual side of the Marvel Universe, or the nature of "Marvel Governent/Anti-Government/SHIELD", doesn't really come into those stories, luckily. Well, it does in Ultimates 2 a little, because of Carol (who seems kinda different now), maybe a tad in TA Hulk, but for the most part, the comics I have been trying to stay caught up on (and still failing madly) those are able to be read without all that ... crap ... being in or ruining the story. I can just forget all that shit happened and stay in my warm "each title is its own uni" reading world.
Now I have not read, and this should prove how badly I am behind, more than a single issue of either Iron Man title (maybe I did read the second of one of them but I don't remember right now), and I am sure those two titles would certainly be more involved in what you are expressing, but I have been lucky(?) enough to be more concentrated on the titles that are a far reach to any connection to that aspect.
Maybe Sam America is more into that, but I am behind on that as well.
I have not read, not plan to, any of Carol's solo book. Who is buying that book anyway? All the fans (I forgot their name) certainly can't think the same of her so I am sure they are not truly supporting it like they were prior. Are there people that hate her or what she did and just want to know more about her thinking picking up her book? Like reading about a villain? Like me reading Thanos (or me hopefully going to read the new Kingpin and Bullseye).
Marvel just killed this character for me. Even in Ultimates I just want her gone. Go away. Bah
Man, I am sorry this is all over the place again. It seems the only time I get a chance to post in detail, I am so fired up that I have the time that I try to type and think too fast so I am all over the place.
Bottom line, I agree.