Why would it be a put on? Even if you have a creator owned property you still have people you work with and unless you own your own company, people you work for. Even then, you listen to the fans feedback or you don't stay in business very long. Alan Moore made his name with Marvel U.K. and then D.C. Now, he spends his time writing subpar material and railing against the system for events that happened nearly thirty years ago! I'm glad D.C. is finally getting off their duff and doing something with the Watchman property! Alan Moore and the rest of his ilk need to get over it.
That being said, Chris Roberson is NO Alan Moore and dare I say I don't think he will ever be in Alan Moore's (of thirty years ago), class! 'Nuff said!