The second biggest mistake some fans make:
They deal in absolutes. This story is "universally good" or this story is "universally bad". These are things that change given the individual and are in no way universal.
Sins Past is not universally hated. Nor is OMD / OMIT.
Likewise not every story will be loved by everyone.
When claiming something is bad you must be willing to understand that you are not the judge of good or bad for anyone other than yourself. When doing this, it means you cant say the publisher/writer wrote a bad story on purpose... because the fact is it might not be bad for other people.
It was editorially mandated and that does explain the story itself. But-like those of us who spent time on figuring out the warp drive for the original Star Trek show actually could work-delving further into the story than what is on the printed page is one of the great joys of reading. It's just frustrating that something so important was in my opinion so badly done and-difference or no-I see nothing wrong with saying so as many times as I like.
In the Year 2525
All art is subjective and this is a comic book----a form of art.
You wanna go ahead and tell me some of the Beatles music is "bad" (by your standards) because they don't follow traditional song structures and melodic arrangements and do stupid things like recording backwards with a tape loop?
Yeah, I didn't think so.
"What oldschool said"
The Shadow, 2008