On the other hand, I hope there are at least a few things from the show that add to the movies directly. Like, again if the show was running when the Avengers came out, I wouldn't mind seeing a street level hero that was established on the show (Luke Cage?) fighting off on the side of the NYC battle.
Agreed. I would hope that the showrunners don't feel the need to constrain themselves. The best course of action would be to allow for the possibility that characters featured in the show could transition into the movies if the story called for it, or vice versa.