Let's just look at JLA. In six issues we got one story full of splash and double splash pages. I hate that. Someone actually said they felt the first arc was rushed. Really? Maybe because it was lacking in any real story.
Let's compare this arc to, say, the first six of Morrison's JLA. In his first six issues we got the first arc, including a great exit scene for JL crap and the "death" of poor Metamorpho, a new HQ, the awesome Tomorrow Woman arc, and the introduction of future member Zariel.
John's first arc is actually closer to Metzler's first arc, which I also did not care for. Six issues, one story that I didn't care about. Johns used to be able to put some meat in those long arcs - look at his JSA work or even the JLA arc he co-wrote before Infinite Crisis (again, with too many splash pages for my liking).
And what about the Giffen-Dematties era. In the first six issues, we got the first team up, the Rocket Red/blue Jay and company story, Booster Gold joining, Dr Light quitting, met Max Lord, saw Guy get one punched, had the Creeper guest star, and the introduction of the Gray Man.
So yah, my thoughts on the new DC is that it's continuing a trend of not providing as much story while jacking up the price.
Frankly, Johns should be embarassed at how thin his big kickoff arc really was. Especially compared to what Morrison gave us, the first arc of JLA was crappppppppy