total agreement.it's a mystery how idelson has remained. With the new status quo in the new 52, he should have been replaced.
I have a very strong feeling that had new krypton not become the mess it became, and been at least moderately successful, the new 52 reboot for superman would have been closer to the reboot batman got, which was a compressed timeline where the big events still happened but slightly differently, superman deaged about 5 years and the new suit. Ma kent would likely had been still alive in the present and lois and clark would still be a couple, either married or back to the eternal engagement we had in the 90's ( which smallville is more or less doing). In other words, the kind of reboot superman should have gotten imo, with morrison still doing his thing in action, erasing and replacing secret origin (which would have been no great loss ).
But, thanks to idelson's bungling, we ended up with a superman universe so screwed up, rebooting was the only real option, and if it were left to only idelson overseeing it, it would have been so bad, it would have made the last two years look great by comparison.
All i can say, love or hate him, thank god for grant morrison. If it wasn't for him agreeing to do action, the superman franchise would likely have been in an even worse place now. Action isn't perfect, but it has a direction and a vision. Maybe not my ideal vision for what superman is, but it at least is trying to accomplish something, and the last two issues were phenominal. I say let idelson go, and make morrison the defacto-editor in coordination with another editor to help keep things consistant, and let him have control of not only superman, but superboy and supergirl too to have them all sync up to grant's vision of the superman family status quo. Let morrison write action and either write or co-write superman with lobdell or another writer for awhile to get things back on track. Dump defalco on superboy and get that book in a new direction that isn't so tethered to teen titans. Supergirl is doing well, so keep that team on the book, but i would at least make sure grant's vision of krypton and the house of el is reflected there and is consistent.
Consistancy is the key. Idelson is incapable of such a thing, judging from the last 6 years. Thus, why he needs to go and go now.