If it's crap ... We'll tell you
As it says on the title, I just wanna know if you have that pet peeve about a superhero you do like, just superheroes in general.
I'm personally, someone who's got an atypical view of superheros from some comic fans I know, so I don't usually have problems with stuff. Some examples of what is atypical: I like Starfire in the new 52, hated static in the new 52, okay with superheroes overtly killing and wish more superheroes had a more overt sex life (especially within teams). I'm not talking about something over the top like the "dark ages" of the late 80's to early 90s, but something much more grounded.
It's why he's one of my fav heroes, as played-out as it may seem. It's not that he has all those powers that makes him a great hero. It's that he has restraint with his powers, where other weaker men would abuse them. Though he's not perfect, he's a great representation of super-hero with good moral standing. Now if only he can get a good set of villains, people would get more interested in him.
Funny, I thought he had an excellent villain set....underused, yes, but excellent. Superman to me represents the best kind of hero, and it has nothing to do with his powers. It's the fact that he chooses to be a hero...he has really driving force to become one, other than he knows its the better thing to do, and because he wants to help. He could easily become a major villain or dictator, and hells there is little reason why he SHOULDN'T by comics logic.
But in his heart, he's just a farm boy from the Kansas wheat fields that wakes with the dawn and does his chores, works the land and lives off it, that enjoys the simple things in life like friends and family. A being with the power to pimp-slap a GOD OF DEATh around like a ragdoll...and he would rather give you hand with your homework or sit on the pouch with a glass of lemonade and talk about whatever. If Superman is any sort of paragon, it is of the Common Man's Dream.
Really? Cause as big a Supes fan as I am (and thats really fucking big), I can honestly count the number of good villains he has on one hand. Its like Luthor, Darkseid, Parasite, Mxyzptlk, and Bruno Mannheim on a good day. Metallo is alright too, I guess, in a Shocker type "thug who has cool fights" way.
... I gueeeeess.
I mean, aside from Braniac and Toyman, I cant honestly think of any times these characters have really struck me as great. General Zod has his few moments of brilliance, but he's too undeveloped and under-utilized to be great. Mongul is just sort of poor-mans Darkseid. Bizarro, again, really lacks definition and I cant really get behind a character with that many conflicting interpretations behind him. And I guess I was counting the other Apokoliptians as extensions of Darkseid, like Intergang to Mannheim.
I mean, none of those guys are bad really, just not great.
Theres more to a villain than their "accomplishments". Lex Luthor isnt a great villain cause he kills lots of people, he's great because he's complex, interesting and works amazingly well with his nemesis, the hero.
Doomsday is a dude who punches another dude until he's dead. There is literally nothing to that character. No complexity, intrigue, sympathy or depth. He's a dude who punches things. He's only noteworthy because the dude he punched until he was dead was Superman.
Same goes for Mongul. Whether or not he massacred a bunch of people, there's just not enough to him to be considered great. Again, he's basically poor mans Darkseid.
I always though Doomsday WOULD have more complexity later on, being a Kryptonian creation....but you're right, they made him a poor man's Hulk.