Because as we all know...teleporting is all Kurt brings to the team
No kidding, that does seem to be the prevalent attitude amongst the Marvels On High. I only discovered Nightcrawler about a year and a half ago, but he is totally one of my faves (well, right behind Spidey who'll always be my #1). So MUCH to the character! Yes, in early days he remarked he was "no more than a glorified acrobat" (not exact quote, but close), but his potential is there.
Maybe we need "Brand New Crawler Day" series. (Wait'll Ty reads this post, heh heh ... ) A fresh look at the golden-eyed boy. A character with wit, masculinity, cunning, bravery, compassion, and a prehensile tail. TAKE THAT, all you one-dimensional X-men!
(end of rant)
"Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton." From Chapter 9 of _Brother Odd_ by Dean Koontz / from Chapter 10: "Life you can evade; death you cannot."