"I'm sorry", Captain America responds, raising his hands to momentarily halt the questions.
"To clarify for everyone what I meant...and I apologize for not getting to speak with each of you privately before this meeting...Blackbird, Cap...err...MinuteMan, EnergyStar, MantaMan, and Maelstrom were functioning as the active Avengers while the majority of the rest of us were off involved in the game between Thanos and the Grandmaster. Upon our return, EnergyStar handed the chairmanship back to me, so the six of us currently constitute the active duty roster of the East Coast team. That is not to say, by any means, that any of the members affiliated with the Buffalo Experimental Franchise who stepped in to fill in the active roster have to stay on active duty...but by having already served as active Avengers, you hardly constitute an 'experimental franchise' any longer..."
"I think what Cap's trying to say", Hank Pym interrupts, "is that you passed the audition."
"Succinctly put, Hank", Captain America responds with a smile. "But the fact remains that the Avengers and the Stark Foundation have invested a significant amount of resources in the Buffalo facility. With the primary roster of that team having already upgraded their status to active membership, what does that mean for the future of the 'experimental franchise' project? Do we consider it a success and close it down as it has achieved its desired result? Or do we begin recruiting members for an all-new farm team? If we go with the former, what do we do with the resource investment already in place? If we go with the latter, who would be willing to administrate and server as liaison to the new franchise?"