Over and over, the crow cries uncover the cornfield.
BTW, from the sentence I've bolded, I'm guessing this particular incorrect view is pretty widespread in your experience? Hmm. Could it be, I wonder, that you are wr...nah, surely that's just too far fetched...
While its arguable which of the two ushered in the 'better' era of stories...in terms of semantics, the new 52 IS a much better 'reboot', simply because COIE, as has been mentioned before, was hardly a 'reboot' per se.
The decision to reboot Superman and Wonder Woman was taken after COIE. And when all was said and done, they were the only ones who were really 'rebooted' (along with Hawkman, though that was later). Most of the other characters were simply retconned to varying degrees. Most of the continuity hiccups resulted from the reboots of Superman and WW, and the erasure of Earth 2.
The new 52 rebooted pretty much the entire universe save for Batman and Green Lantern (and Batman has been heavily retconned).
A bat! That's it! It's an omen.. I shall become a bat!