@batman404: Marvel needs that 2.99 price point for the #1 issues after this relaunch. I see myself not checking out most the new titles now that the old volumes have ended and they've lost a lot of their top talent.
Someone on Tumblr asked Brevoort about going back to $2.99 and he said it wasn't gonna happen. I definitely agree that a lower price point for first issues (to get people to try more of them out and possibly get hooked on more titles than they otherwise would've) would have been a good plan. Ironically, they went the opposite route: the vast majority of the new issues are actually $4.99 oversized books, and many are double-shipping besides.
Meanwhile Image is over there dropping actual double-sized first issues at $2.99 and $3.50 on higher quality paper without ads peppering the interior...