Those details don't have to have a relevant point in the story. That the story is being told in a comic book, which is a genre,
as much as a medium, is all that matters. Since Mr. Azzarello is writing stories for a comic book that we happen to love, and Mr. Idelson is editing that comic, we expect things. Writing for comics comes with a set of narrative standards that most comic readers expect to be part of a story, and those expectations should be respected, ..at least, by the editors.
We appreciate Mr. Azzarello's work to buy his comic for fifteen issues. I dropped the comic with the shabbily told 'Sirracca' story in Issue #14, peeked an online preview of Issue #15 and hopped right back onboard for more abuse, ..because I appreciate where I think he's taking the character and tone of Wonder Woman's adventures. Just the same, I expect the genre we're reading to be respected and certain small comic book standards acknowledged; not because they're relevant to the story, ..but simply because I am reading a comic.
If Mr. Azzarello and mr. idelson don't want to work in comics, write and edit Wonder Woman
or can't be bothered
with telling us where she lives or how she makes a living, let them go write and edit something else. We're not asking for so much, here - nothing that couldn't be fixed with one panel.