Number 8 isn't going to happen. Too much money to be made.
"The Daemon lied with every breath. It could not help itself but to deceive and dismay, to riddle and ruin. The more we conversed, the closer I drew to one singularly ineluctable fact: I would gain no wisdom here."
Meh... I'm down for the college idea. Not Parker getting the powers in college, just start out with him in colleg, or at least his senior year or so... If they're going to try to make it canon with the films (please no) then have it between graduation and college (on account of him not even making his suit until after he graduated).
Now, for villains; I vote for Electro, Kraven, or Vulture (that's right, Vulture). Scorpion or Rhino would be nice too.
As for Garfield (which is the point of this thread, oops) I'm sure he'll do fine. The guy's got impressive credentials; WAYYYY more than Maguire had. So, I have faith; in Garfield, AND Webb (looking at you, Mr. Parker).
*EDIT: That sig is mad old. Need to change immediately...