Maybe after the first viewing I may have agreed, but I think the arguments here are unfounded.
Peter doesn't get everything handed to him on a plate, he was doing perfectly well on his own with a Spider-Suit with doctored eyes to help control his senses and web fluid Stark is blown away by. The suit is a fantastic mcguffin and sense of comedy. Apart from that he actually gets nothing from Stark, and the whole point of the narrative is that you can't just get given stuff, you have to earn it.
Plenty of amazing things were made by committee. But that aside, are you saying Peter should be friendless? Or that heroes should have to do everything themselves or it's crap? I thought Ned and Pete's relationship was a fantastic and natural way to move the plot on and provide exposition in a film about a teenage superhero.
Maybe the reason there was the sound of crickets was that this is completely subjective and using it as an argument to say -
...clearly doesn't hold water when trying to say this is a badly put together film. If you are going to point out storytelling cracks in the structure of a film they can't be based on your personal taste.