You know, it's interesting in the regard that for storytelling purposes, people always assume that the ripple effect is negative, that it cascades and cascades until everybody's fucked.
But just say, for instance, we use the Hitler analogy. Hitler is killed in, say, 1920.
Maybe there's no Third Reich, no World War II. And maybe one of those people who died in the war at 18 goes on to become a doctor at age 30 and comes up with the cure for cancer, saving millions of lives.
I'm actually more patient with this series than most -- look. We already know that Hank Pym and Vision are walking away from this thing at the end, somehow. But I think the trope doesn't have to always be negative -- who's to say that, like it was said in the document, that maybe Bill Foster steps up and becomes a better hero and scientist, fulfills Pym's role but with better results? Why couldn't that have happened?
Again, the trope doesn't always have to be negative.
*Sniff, sniff* "Damn it, Diana...If I'd known they would trade us in for a JT Krul-written Captain Atom and "The Savage Hawkman," I'd have let Superboy-Prime destroy all reality.""Superman flies and is really strong...what the fuck else do you need to know?!"
-- Hitler, expressing his displeasure about DC rebooting and complaints about continuity