- Phil: [about the Avengers] I like them, I like them! Before I even met them I liked them! You hate them compared to how much I like them!
Coulson becoming the head of SHIELD: from storyline's point of view, he is the only possible option. The show was always about him struggling, him being an idealist and a leader, shouting "We are not agents of nothings, we are agents of SHIELD and that carries weight!" Maria, Sharon and Victoria have been leaders of SHIELD in the comics, but it wouldn't make any sense for the show to put them ahead of Coulson. Not saying you should LIKE that direction, just that it was always heading that way.