It's a good start. Hopefully he'll try something other than "Matt gets a new girlfriend, she gets assaulted/killed/driven insane and Matt has a nervous breakdown" cycle, followed by the obligatory "Kingpin's latest and greatest plan to rub Matt's face in the tarmac" followed by "oh look, the Hand. We haven't seen them in like...six weeks."
If there's anybody I trust not to do that, it's Mark Waid. His run on the Fantastic Four impressed me in that it was about finding new ways to look at familiar characters rather than recycling what was hot 20 years ago. Likewise his run(s) on Captain America.
Spider-Man Brand New Day (which Waid was involved in) managed to find new ways to look at old characters for about 6 months before going back to recycling what was hot 20, 30 and 40 years ago. I've just finished the interminable Gauntlet. Please make it stop!
The Lizard was the strongest of the stories. Bachalo is a wonderfully maverick artist. The story itself was quite clever in the bits about the lizard brain and the mammal brain.
By this stage of Spider-man's loooong career, Curt Conner's son was in care (great work Spidey!) and I'd guess that his wife had been ripped apart long ago. These are all now stories of deeply damaged, traumatised people.
(Need I SPOIL what happens to Conner's son during this outing?)
... which is why I stopped reading Spider-Man about 15 years ago. After all, wasn't "Brand New Day" all about restoring the old Spider-Man status quo?
Wise man. Having read most of BND, I'd have to declare it is a pretty good updating of Spider-man for a new audience (if such a thing exists) High quality writing and art, with shockingly for a modern comic, some minor shout-outs to the world as it is in the 21st century. But there is simply no reason to read it if you've already read a long stint of good Spider-man comics. Our Captain was very wise to drop it when he did, too.