see, I actually do "like" Venom, in that I think he (well, it) can be used rather interestingly. That said, I don't necessarily want Venom to be the star of a story. Rather I want Venom to a part of someone else's story.
Most recently the alien-goop took over MJ in Renew Your Vows and it was just a really interesting bit... that sadly was rushed through in just two issues where it could have been explored way better in like six. Oh well.