Some how I get the feeling that after explaining to the gran-kiddies about paper comics, we'll be able to bam-boozle them with narratives of how back in the day we got by on just one Avengers team title, and for a pretty long time it lived outside the monthly top 20.
Nowadays we're soaking in 'em. And best of all they read mostly independently, which means your wallet needn't have a coronary trying to fit each and every one. But which one is for you? Luckily Newsarama are currently running a 'Which Avengers team book is best?' poll, so your peers can point you in the way of the one with the best 'bang' for buck. For me the answer is clear;
Secret Avengers knocks it's siblings for a loop, by purposefully being the team that isn't the big shiny 'Avengers' stereotype, but ends up feeling more 'Avengery' then the ones that are (Hey it's my blog I can coin words if I wanna).
With Ed Brubaker's plots and Mike Deodato's atmospheric artwork, this is a team you can actually understand Steve Rogers running on the side of the "Big Guns" to do those jobs "Big Guns" can't do. Not that the Secret Avengers don't have those too.
War Machine, Moon Knight, Valkyrie and Beast - the line-up is one you get jazzed in the interaction of just reading it aloud. Steve's challenges to the new Ant Man to step up, or the recent inclusion of Shang-Chi and Prince of Orphans, means this may not be the team soaking up the media spotlight in the Marvel Universe, but they (and their creative team) damn deserve every bit they get in our one.