Great article, Protoclown. I didn't get any of the DC stuff (I left when I picked up an issue of Flash and found out that Wally West is now professionally the Flash. No secret identities? What's the use?) but it seems like Marvel is still dedicated to messing stuff up.
I do agree with your major point: comics are getting too big again and more dedicated to selling issues for $3.50 instead of giving us good stories. Everything has to be so fucking big and a retread of stories twenty years old that I just collect the old TPBs or download the motherfuckers. Seriously, there's no way in hell that I'm paying four times the amount to read a glorified retread of a story just because some halfassed idiot thinks he can do a classic story one better. Nobody pays for drafts of stories already written or characterization to the point of lunacy. Invent your own damn characters and situations!!
Sorry, had to vent. Good article however.