4. Hulk is actually on the team.
For years we've wanted to see an Avengers team that actually had the Hulk on it for more than 1 issue, this show finally delivered that. And they've also given us what may be one of the funniest versions of the characters I've ever seen.
I completely agree with this. The Hulk works so much better as part of a group.
I can see the reasoning behind putting characters like Wolverine and Spider-Man on the Avengers. Marvel wanted their most successful characters on the book. At DC, most of their biggest characters are on the Justice League but there's an asymmetry in Marvel's universe because the biggest characters in the story
are not the biggest characters to the audience
Moreover, the power levels of the most popular characters are pretty low. Spider-Man is not in the same league as people like Thor. So, you can see why the Avengers has traditionally spotlighted some of Marvel's less popular characters.
But the Hulk is one of the most recognisable superheroes and one of the most powerful and he works so well on a team like this (for the simple reason that he doesn't
actually work very well on a team, hence entertainment). He should
be one of the main characters associated with the Avengers.
All I can say is just wait until you see the movie. Hulk was the best character, whether as Banner or 'the other guy.'