I've noticed that while it may not be something a lot of us wanted, we could be fine with a somewhat villainous Ben Reilly. The guy has gone through a lot (27 resurrections) and I could imagine this would affect how he would view something like death, or be a little unrestrained given his new resources if anybody was to die on his watch. What I've noticed though is that it's touchy up until he just goes along with killing everyone. He goes too far in his villainy as while he can revive someone, is he really going to revive everyone, or better yet what gives him the right to initiate this change in the first place?
I don't think this is what Ben Reilly fans would've been expecting, and it's obviously gotten mixed results so far but I'm going to have to agree with Mets, as I don't think is going to appeal as much to the existing fanbase as it's such a radical departure.