But how does removing Dick Grayson's time with the Teen Titans make him more interesting? If Batman having 4 different Robins in 5 years isn't too complicated for new readers, why would the idea of an original Teen Titans team that predated the current version be too much for new readers to understand? How does removing Oracle from Batgirl's history make her more interesting or appealing to new readers?
Like I said, I have no problem with change. If these characters don't evolve and change to suit the times, they are dead in the water. However, these characters are more than just names, costumes & powers. If you strip them down too far, they lose what made them such enduring characters to begin with.