There was time when it was a big deal for a superhero to reveal his identity (intentionally or by accident).
I remember when MJ told Peter Parker she knew he was Spider-Man. It blew my eight year old mind! Nothing would ever be the same!
Now it seems like the concept has been watered down to the point where it doesn't matter anymore.
In the Marvel Universe, practically everyone is connected to SHIELD or the Avengers. So bascially, Nick Fury has everyone on speed dial. I'm not a big fan of the concept, as I always enjoyed the way street level heroes fell under SHIELD's radar. Why would Nick Fury care who Daredevil is? Or Spider-Man?
In the DCU, Superman is dating Wonder Woman and he's not that close to Lois Lane. I'm having difficulty understanding what function Clark Kent even serves in the New 52.
So...do you think we'll see an eventual return to the secret identity? Or did that ship sail with Bendis' work on Daredevil and Avengers?