Agreed. And the big reason why this is so is that the latter titles are the ones where DC have decided not just to start again with new continuity, but to effectively reboot the characters as well, which is never particularly bright when said characters have fans and have also stood the test of time.
True. (long sigh) It's really not a good time to be a DC fan. The more I keep my fingers on the pulse of DC, the more I get the impression things are breaking down on the editorial level.
It's especially painful since it will probably fail. I mean, I'm right there with you on attachment to most of those characters and their histories, but at least for my part, I would be able to handle the disappointment a little better if DC had managed to take this reboot and really turned things around. I would be able to say, “You know, this ticks me off, but it is keeping the medium going, so I guess that has merit, but I'm pretty sure DC is about to have a massive fail on their hands. I mean, they are already losing readership, but that only makes sense during the unveiling of Marvel Now! The question is whether DC's number will pick back up when Now! Becomes then...and I don't think DC has much chance of that. I think that 2011 will be the only year they truly profit from the DCNU.
I am a huge pre-Flashpoint Tim Drake fan, but I can't stand the little...douche now. I do not even consider him a hero. Very disappointing.