I try to do likewise. In some cases more successfully than others. It's far easier to do when a creator is someone who has proven their worth time after time. A John Byrne, for example (of Frank Miller). When it's someone like Nick Spencer, who is arguably still a small fish in a small pond, it's a lot harder to separate creator from art.
Not trying to say you're wrong or anything, Chris. I know you've read a lot of his stuff beforehand, so maybe he's more in the first category for you than the second.
Neither do I wish Nick ill, personally, but I do hope this Hydra Cap thing fails spectacularly. It just sounds incredibly convoluted and ideologically repulsive. Especially in a time when the real world outside our windows are such depressing, scary places.