I don't know, he was getting back on track after his resurrection I thought. He was still in Clark-lite mode, but at least he wasn't emo and he got over the Lex thing. Either way though that's one of the positives I take from Superboy now. Regardless if the title has disappointed after its initially strong beginning, there's at least determination there to be his own person, so that lock-step emulation of Clark is gone. And frankly in this new continuity it can't come back either, as with Jonathan and Martha gone there's no ties that bind from Clark's childhood left for Kon to latch onto even if they wanted to do it. So in a way Superman's new origin forces the idea that he can't live a life like Clark did.