I'm sure Lana in time will get more focus but considering what DC have done to Lois Lane I'm relieved in some ways she isn't around because the writing and characterization at the moment is poor.
What exactly has DC done to Lois? I'm not provoking you or anything; it's just that, other than no longer being married to Superman, she essentially seems like the same character she's ever been, minus the abrasiveness that had been sneaking up on her personality and her part-time action heroine shtick. What's so bad about nu-52 Lois and what changed that much for you to give such a damning indictment?
I would love to see Lana back and with a relationship with Clark, hold off several more years with a relationship with Lois.
A bit more of Lana in this week's Action Comics #17. So far, the only conceivable niche she might yet fill in the present is that of a confidante.
I love Smallville, but the show absolutely did do a lot to damage Lana as a character. Nothing lasting, it seems like, though. We've seen little snippets in the New-52, and I just think "Lana" without "Smallville Lana" ever coming to mind.