^ Popular PvP choices now include the Hulk (Anger produces A LOT of CDs), the Punisher (CD ability), Panther (CD ability), Psylocke (CD ability), MMN (with cStorm, 2 CD abilities), now we have lazyCap (2 CD abilities) who's gonna be quite popular I believe.
Sooooo next time when your x/3/x or x/4/x oBW fails to heal your team at all against all these characters, man up, you never needed healing!
But people who run cMagneto and Spidey probably do not run oBW on the same team, either (redundant much... what does oBW do there, manicure her fingernails? Why steal AP when you can nuke the enemy instead? Why heal for a smallish amount/delay CDs when you can stun the enemy to oblivion instead? As much as I love her too.). But if you're locked out of other options, 5 in blue seems, well, a must have.
There are some characters that just plain need nerfs, like Spider-Man. But the prevalence of OBW is simply due to the fact that there's only 4 strong 2-star heroes and the other three fill the same niche. OBW fatigue would be solved simply by releasing more 2-stars.
An interesting observatiom: OBW is not really good standing alone.
In the current game I killed storm first (obviously) then somehow the other guy got downed leaving just OBW. I was thinking 'what threat'?
It has been said a thousand times already, oBW is the only character in 2* range covering black, blue and purple (opposite of red, green and yellow). There are no decent black users here, because Moonstone doesn't count. If we're looking at only blue and purple, only Magneto MN, mHawkeye and Bag-Man cover them too. One relies on CDs a lot and is best paired with cStorm or Spider-Man to generate blue for them, the other two are largely useless. So who would you take to your Thor/Ares/Wolverine team as a support which covers blue, black and blue? It's not the character's fault that oBW is overused among 2*s.