There seemed to be a real difference between the style of comics DC was putting out in the 70s vs what Marvel was grinding out in the 70s. DC seemed to catch on to what Marvel was doing some time later, but by then, I was well into Marvel and for me to pick up an issue of say, The Flash or Green Lantern...I mean....I just wasn't connected to DC the way I was to Marvel. I knew something about virtually every Marvel character...whereas, aside from the main characters, I knew nothing about the DC universe.
Marvel developed a bad habit of blowing off complaints of various readers...I stopped reading Thor not long after Fraction started writing it (he's a great writer, I just think he should stick to X-men titles...)...and my favorite character, the Surfer (Defenders is currently the only magazine I read by Marvel).
So, I guess you could say I was ripe for the picking. The new 52 seemed like a great new starting point for me. So, here I am.