I have been a fan of the Dazzler for DECADES. And it was NOT because of her pop culture background. Or the fact she was X-Man connected. It was because Alison Blaire was a sweet and compassionate woman of conscience who always tried to do the right thing. For no other reason than that's just the way she was.
Alison Blaire was a nice kid with a versatile and creative power. She was this friendly person who was there for you. THAT'S what appealed to me about her. THAT'S why I prefer her to any other X-Woman out there. She was a friend when you needed one. The fact that she was a singer had NOTHING to do with her appeal. Sure it's a nice gimmick and all but that's not why I liked her.
What Bendis has done to her in Uncanny X-Men is COMPLETELY unacceptable. This is NOT the Dazzler I liked and this is NOT the Dazzler I WANT! He took something that was nice and beautiful and full of promise and made it ugly.
Whatever loyalty I had for MARVEL was pretty much thrown out the window because of this man. And his treatment of Dazzler was the last straw.