I will believe changes when I actually see them. It's cynical but I've been in the corporate world long enough to know that actions matter, not what someone tells you.
It sounds like one problem is this: they don't trust creators enough to step back and let them do their jobs. There's no balance between the editors' job, the writers' job, and the artists' job. IMO, the best comics come together when these three are in sync.
I can't hold him at his word, because it was not his doing in full. George Perez said a while back, when he too...spoke his ire on the changes to script and direction while he wrote Superman. That there were folks making changes above Dan and the editor staff. And methinks it had to do with the Superman rights case, with the original creators families in the courts. Now that half the case has been won against them *the families*, the craziness that went on for months *at the DC pen*, should be lessen. In either case, I haven't spent a dime, since '52' came out. And this...'apology' will not change my mind either. Everything was done to ensure if they had lost *DCE* the case on the rights. The current verison of the DC cast will not have been subject to any IP law infringement. Due to the 'changes' now standing...and maybe, slowing reversing back, case in point PowerGirl 's old/new outfit returning?
Ah yes...months of hell let loose on yon creators, because if there were any chance on losing the IP rights of Superman...how much damage would it have cause on their bottom line.
Sorry folks, with the current boss at his side...it was showmanship at it's finest. And who paid the price for this folly...you know they are. Some quit, some got fired.
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The DC relaunch was successful and was executed in what was most likely the best way it could given restrictions we wouldn't know about. No, your idea wouldn't have worked. Now move on.
Assuming of course this all even happened and happened the way Rich said it did.