i don't care if it's a guy or a girl writing as long as the writing's good. but i would like to see more strong female centered stories. when i talked to paul jenkins this weekend, he even said that he'd like to write a good story with a female lead that isn't a superhero book.
when i want a good superhero story, i read comics. when i want to read a good female oriented story, i read manga. and i don't mean whiny cutsey girly crap like some shojo(girl oriented) stuff. i mean a good female action book. case in point, i love battle angel alita. it's a great story with lots of action and the main character is female. i like it because i can relate to a female because i am one. just like you guys like and can relate to superhero comics because you're guys.
i think the industry really needs to start looking seriously at female readers. this year in chicago was the most women i've seen there in the 5 years i've been going and i think it's only going to increase.