It worked for me, because I so despised their treatment of Steve after his death. They gave him that ridiculous funeral -- like a traitor would be given a state funeral; like the guy the public had been spitting on -- and they were still worshipping the Thunderbolts and Stark, so it's not like they changed their minds -- would get one. They made his 'grave' *literally* a flag waving statue. And not only that, they made his funeral and grave a lie, and had Stark tricking people who were *actually* his friends at the time of his death into mourning a fake, while he got to decide where Steve was buried. And, of course, he dropped him into the ocean, instead of letting him join his old comrades at last, in a quiet grave row on row in Arlington. This is a guy who had nightmares for *years* about the ice, and Stark threw him back in because he believed he *still* knew what was best for everyone.
So JMS speaks for me. But then, he was the only writer in the whole thing that actually *let* Steve speak, as opposed to making him hide in self-pity (Bendis) or be an irrational dick (Millar, Jenkins, most everyone else) or just mostly ignored him (Brubaker.)