Glad she's not in. I'd only be interested in her presence if she's Tony's love interest of some sort, but she was kind of cold and distant to Tony, making her like a "pretty kung fu robot" to me. It would be much more fun if she and Tony had a bit of a flirt, like in the comic books, so when Pepper wins Tony in the end it means a lot more.
I think the same. The first Iron Man movie is still wins the palm for me out of Marvel films, because it's centered on his character, makes him interesting and loveable and we get to know so many details about him.