I was reading Aquaman and i thought that Johns is handling his origin really well. He started in the present day but then he tied the present story to Aquaman's past, allowing him to use flashbacks and explore it. Where he grew up, what did he do when his father died, did he rule Atlantis or not, who is this Shin guy, what's Manta's deal, etc? It's implied that something big happened in his early days and turned him from a douche to the stoic hero we have now.
With WW, Azzarello is changing the origin and rules of the franchise but he is sticking to the present. I was thinking that maybe all these changes should have happened 5 or 4 years ago, so that Diana would be much younger and at the stage of her life where she is discovering man's world and perhaps even her own home and heritage. While she still feels really young and she's not the veteran she was pre-Flashpoint (ditto for every other hero), i cant help but feel that it's not the best time for this. It's a bit too late for such a defining moment. Doing this story earlier would have made her career more consistent, because now it feels like before this point she was classic WW, and once she found out about Zeus and the Amazons she became Azz WW. It's like Bruce becoming batman and then 5 years in his career he learns that his parents were killed.
Truth be told, it hasnt affected her character, at this point she is who she is and that's one of the good things about this, she doesnt care about Zeus, she knows it's all Hippolyta, and she knows that her duty is to protect Zola. But why not streamline it? Now if you want to tell her origin you have to start with the clay origin and then say "but 5 years in her career she finds out that Zeus was her father and all kinds of god shenanigans ensue".
I assume that all this happened so that they wouldnt piss off the fans at the start of the DCnU, but really now, do you see this WW as an ambassador? It's already implied that she wasnt one and she just left the island to find herself. So that pretty much throws most of her old stories out. So why not do this from the start of her career and make her Azz WW from the get go?