I think you've gotten me wrong, so let me try to explain again. I like the idea of the venom sting and agree that it's important to make Miles a unique Spider-Character (same with camo mode).
My frustration with the venom sting is that it inadvertently robs drama from Miles' battle scenes. The earlier stories highlighted Miles' inexperience in battle, which made for exciting storytelling (he was afraid, so I got caught up in the moment as a reader and was afraid for him). His team-up battle with 1610 Peter where they both battled the Goblin was one of the most visually stunning issues in the series' history, but the plot beats were basically Sting/Down/Get Up/Sting/Down/Get Up/Sting. I overlooked that because it was genuinely thrilling, but Miles deserves a story where he's outgunned and has to work out a solution. Otherwise as much as I love the character (enough to create a fan podcast), it's less fun for me to see the venom sting as the answer every time.
But then we get the opening of Spider-Man issues 1 and 2, where Blackheart has decimated all of the Avengers, yet Miles can put down the demon with a venom sting. Does that make Miles the most powerful hero in the Marvel Universe? It just didn't read right for me in that context.
I'm not sure why my personal opinion about the venom sting touched a nerve. All I said was that I'd personally find it interesting if the power was balanced out by some kind of risk or limitation. I don't think that's out of line...is it?
And for what it's worth, our podcast loves the character but is okay with being critical. That doesn't make me a "hater" or someone that mimics that line of conversation. If we love (or don't love) something, we try to get into *why* and never take the easy way out of just saying "it was awesome" or "it sucked." Also, even if there are times where we don't necessarily connect with the work, we *never* disrespect the creators involved. It's also a fan effort - it costs me time and money to produce, edit and distribute, and I'll never take money for it. It's just for fun and conversation. That's all I'm looking for, and I love hearing different opinions. Clearly I found one here!
I love the character and like sharing the conversation with my fellow fans here at CBR...even if we respectfully disagree from time to time. It seems like answers are coming in Spider-Men 2 and in his main book. Plus we've got Generations. Then there's the novel and movie as well. I'm looking forward to all of it!
EDIT: I can't seem to share the link, but I've got a review of Spider-Man 2 at the Superior Spider-Talk website where I try to explain my POV on the Blackheart fight a bit better (I still gave the issue 9/10).