That interview with Bendis at IGN is kind of annoying.
IGN: So, it's four issues?
Bendis: Yes! With a prologue.
IGN: So, FIVE issues?
Bendis: Yes! And a one-shot to explain the prologue.
IGN: So, Six issues?
Bendis: Yes! $3.99 comics bring the boys to the yard!
I know folks seem to think they're hitting a reset button here, but I'm fairly sure they're not. They're just hitting the editorial reset button like they have every twelve months for the last 10 years or so.
DING! The Avengers are gone. DING! The heroes are fighting. DING! Iron Man is The Man. DING! Everyone's a Skrull. DING! The Green Goblin is The Man. DING! Everyone is suddenly afraid of Asgard. DING! The Avengers are back together again.
...and so on. Now, I'll grant you that Marvel has had some serious stones for managing to stick to their guns about actually changing their universe with a lot of these changes for Realz...but really, those only last as long as anyone wants them to last. Two years from now, the X-men will become the Avengers...or something.
The 'seismic shift' in the Avengers titles? Must we engage in such pointless hype? There are, what, five Avengers titles on the racks, now? I can't even follow them, anymore. (And don't.)