There are situations where releasing too many titles can actually hurt a company. An example was Antarctic Press. In the late 90's they acquired the rights to the Robotech series. Well instead of rebooting the original storyline or even sticking to it they ended up making a whole bunch of spinoff titles.
I remember going to the comic book store when I was a kid just to find out that there were 4 different issues out, none of which had the same story. Some quick background, the Robotech series essentially takes place in three different time eras, each about 20 years apart and happen in chronological order. The spin-off stories not only weren't part of the original story, but you would have issues from all 3 time eras come out at the same time. This was really frustrating to me as a fan, especially since I didn't have the money to buy the number of Robotech comics that came out at the time.
I personally feel that when you release too many titles it starts to become kitsch, and you feel that there's no original story to follow anymore. The character loses it's originality as he/she/it is portrayed differently in each title and you don't feel that you can identify with them anymore.
Wasn't Toby McGuire a nobody before he did Spider-man? I never liked the original Spider-man trilogy to begin with, I felt it was too childish and hope they give it a better tone this time around. Kinda like a Dark Knight kinda feel.
One time I went to a concert in a really bad neighborhood and as I was walking through the neighborhood I noticed most of the houses had pitbulls. They kept trying to jump over the fence to attack me... scary things they are.
Well part of the whole premise of his character is the fact that he doesn't kill. It's what separates him from being a revenge seeking vigilante like the punisher. It defines who he is and if he ever killed someone it would be a huge turning point for the character. As for physically disabling them for life I think that would just make him come off as demented.
I think some people are taking this way too seriously. I personally read the comic and just found it funny at how absurd it was, which I think was the point of the thread to begin with. Questioning the validity of the scan is understandable, but arguing the laws of physics over it is just excessive.