One thing that kept resurfacing in the (male) criticism of Captain Marvel was the idea that Carol had no story arc, that she was super powerful at the beginning and super powerful at the end. That misses the point.
Captain Marvel channels her powers of cosmic energy manipulation to access an elevated binary form that lets her blast down any galactic threats.
Now to be fair, superhero movies have absolutely set up the expectation that in order to grow as a person, you need to start from nothing and become powerful - they usually have the power growth and the character growth parallel each other, so audiences have come to think of them as being the same thing. Carol's arc is about realizing her society is preventing her from growing, that the things she's been told are there to help her are really holding her back. She doesn't "cheat" in her final fight with Yon-Rogg, she clearly demonstrates that she's outgrown her need to acquiesce to his demands of her, that she knows she doesn't need to limit herself to make others happy. You know what we call that? A story arc.
When people began talking about Walmart having a Captain Marvel "Binary" exclusive, I thought that meant the cosmic-powered comic character who hung out with the X-Men; instead, this is the same mold as the normal Carol, just molded with some translucent plastic to make her look energized. That's not a slight against her, by any means: it really does make the toy look the way she does when she's fully powered up in the movie, and is pretty cool on the toy. The central body is solid, but the arms fade from red to yellow as you move down from the shoulders. The hair on both the masked and unmasked heads is translucent as well, and her eyes have been painted a light orange. Plus, the mohawk head is a new mold: no smirk.
While this figure doesn't have the flat "flying" hands the plain release did, she does get something even better: energy effects! Little swirly yellow ones we've seen before, and then orange ball ones that don't look familiar. Impressively, both kinds will fit on the figure at once, so you can choose how over-charged you want her to be.
Iron Man and Dr. Strange had to learn to be heroes once they had powers; that arc can't apply here, because Carol was already a hero before she got powers. Black Panther started out fully powered and ended at the same level, but no one complains that he doesn't have a story arc. There's more than one story for superheroes to tell, and as the genre matures, that means you might have to consider other people's experiences to understand them.