Having MJ leave Peter because she thinks she can't handle his other life has been done to death in Spider-Man. Although making a deal with the devil is also been a "story much been told." It was new twist in the story of Spider-Man. Before that he never really delt with anthing too cosmic. If he had it was usually because it started with someone else that was helping or once in a blue moon, he might have a run-in with the One-Above-All (God). Having MJ make a deal with Mephisto (The Devil) wasn't a bad idea. It was just poorly executed.Honestly, I prefer the loser Spider-man, I get that he's most writers' self-insert (so he bangs MJ, Felicia, Jessica Drew, Betty Brandt, etc). I think they could have handled the split better; have MJ just not able to handle Peter's night job and leave, or have her cheat with Tony, hell, make her the new Venom host. Anything is better than "deal with the devil"
That would have been the greatest Spider-Man story ever. Whoa.
Imagine that fight he had with Tony. It would have been more intense & brutal!That would have been the greatest Spider-Man story ever. Whoa.
I said single, but the answer is more complicated than that. He's better as a single loser, yes, but once he's married that should be it (unless they went with an idea like Jaggyd's - that would have been so huge).
Oh man, that would have been heart-wrenching. I probably would have cried. But it would have made sense as a follow up to Sins Past (MJ gets depressed over how much Peter still loves Gwen, gets a little drunk...) Especially after that tabloid reporter reported that MJ and Tony were having an affair. Peter defends her honour only to find out it's true.
But MJ wasn't the victim recently. In JMS' run on the title she was his anchor. I loved that.As for your question Ice. I'm not sure. I mean, at times it got boring with MJ always being the victim.