Yes, yes he does. Apokolips Now was a major jobfest and an insult to Jack Kirby. One instance of Superman beating Darkseid in a fair fight and suddenly Darkseid loses all respect, all his rep, and no matter how much his overall career was excellent, people view him as a joke.
I don't believe in PISing away showings, but Superman did what the Spectre could not. Totally bad writing.
Hulk is not inferior to DC top-tiers if he's at normal operating anger. A calm Hulk would be, but Hulk is never calm.
Major Force has two options: stay at range and blast blast blast or take him down hard and more importantly fast. I get the feeling Zmeck's going to be overconfident and think he can beat Hulk at his own game.