I don't follow comics as closely as I used to.
And I'll be painted as a hater(and I'm not) but let me identify why hulk will become less popular. His abilities keep changing from one comic to the next. Back in the day before all of this which oddly enough proves the documentary " bigger stronger faster",
it becomes apparent that being angry makes the the hulk stronger. But other sources of information say that hulk stays as hulk longer, he gets stronger. Be that as it may, the "no limit" aspect creates a paradox (even in the comic realm).
If Hulk could even get to a fraction of strength of punching a hole in a planet when punching Thor, the shock would kill anyone within a certain radius.
Rage to strength:
From being the hulk from the TV show, to the early comics to today, hulks abilities have increased exponentially. The mass of earth is something on the order of 5.97 x 10^ 24 and while hulk gets stronger the rage of hulk has a limit does it not? But in the comic the Hulk gives and takes with the thing who might be able to lift over 100 tons over this head. Thats a trillion trillon
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times less than Hulk being able to move a planet. Or in the other comic, Hulk holding 150 billion tons of rock.
which is 150,000,000 million times stronger than the Thing. Understand that strength would particalization of the Thing if Hulk punched him if we can be consistent with this. Heck, he would kill the Thing from a shockwave 1000 miles away punching something else.
I have watched over the last 3 decades where Hulk becomes stronger than opponents that can move objects similar to planet earth, yet hulk fights characters like the Thing (who I Mention as a point of reference.)
Where I can't ignore this. (Gamma Rays vs Cosmic Rays)
The Thing from fantastic 4 has been introduced to Cosmic Radiation, the Hulk Gamma, Cosmic is higher on the spectrum (more potent) and more energy. by 1000 to 1.
And since other characters are affected with Gamma, it doesn't compute why Hulk has unlimited strength rage or no rage. If anything, The Thing should be stronger, period. The fact that Hulk increases strength with no limit is not something I recall from the original comics. Does his abilities increase with Rage? Yes. Does it do so absolutely? Is that a question.
Hulk's abilities for speed are a question mark, but in an earlier battle between spiderman and hulk Spiderman who is a 6 out of 7 on the cards(back in the day) and hulk was a 4 if that in agility could not be caught up with by Hulk. Now I'm reading that Hulk can catch Spiderman as if this was so all along.
Whats more, the cards for Hulk clearly indicated a 6 out of 7 in durability and now on the internet its a 7 out of 7 (immeasurable). " Just was always that way. " I'm not so sure.
The fact is, if comics continue to appease the "masses" of making hulk indestructible and all the rest, then what is the point?
Part of the interest of comics to me was that with the exception of Celestials, One above All etc, characters had not been invulnerable. I know the Hulk fans will yell and scream Bruce Banner, but I'm talking about the Hulk (while being Hulk) as vulnerable.
I like the Hulk, and I believe in the long term this runaway train of Hulk abilities will hurt the character.