Originally Posted by mc7791
I dont see that as being lazy personally. Also just because he has a reputation does not always mean that the person now will live up to it. When the other see and meet Cap I feel that they do see the real person and they realize that he is someone that they can follow.
It's lazy on Whedon's part.
He could show us Cap doing things that prove why he THE person who should be in charge, BEFORE the team accept him as a leader.
But he leaves it to viewers to assume that people who meet Steve can simply see it.