Case in point: I've been wanting to catch up on DAREDEVIL for a while now, especially the Bendis issues, so I thought I'd read the oldest DD book the library had. It was VISIONARIES, written by Kevin Smith.
Wow, the suck, it blinded me. Not only did the hero of the story turn into an a-hole early in the story (um, whose idea was it to have Daredevil throw a baby off a roof?), and not only did the hero's girlfriend conveniently give her life to save his (and motivate him, 'natch) but the villain spent several pages at the end making a Boasting Villain Speech about how many plot holes the story had. Then Daredevil pointed out that said villain had ripped off a bunch of classic DD plots!
I mean, come on here, people! The villain invented a drug that only triggered its effect when the victim thought very specific thoughts! Nope! Can't think of a way to make money on that! Might as well turn to a life of crime!
You know, the stupid wasn't so sticky before I started paying attention to it.