I'm usually not one to make sweeping declarations. I like to consider the ramifications of words and their meanings, and I know that sweeping declarations are often grand gestures made in the heat of the moment without much thought put to them.
So I've given this a lot of thought. It's been considered.
DC is no longer getting my money.
The reason for this is simple: there's no plan there past what will happen in the next six months, if that. (Basically, this is the fault of Paul Levitz leaving.)
These are the facts: after Crisis on Infinite Earths, there was a single universe, and that worked fine for a couple of decades. Then when Levitz was, for all intents and purposes, marginalized at DC, we had Infinite Crisis, which brought back the multiverse. Then a few years later, Flashpoint, which brought about the New52.
Flashpoint was in 2011. It's now 2015, and we have Convergence, which has brought back the multiverse in a different way, basically undoing Crisis on Infinite Earths as well as “improving” upon it by doing changes to it.
Crisis on Infinite Earths wiped out the multiverse, Infinite Crisis brought it back, Flashpoint wiped out the entire universe in a reboot, and Convergence seems to be rebooting the reboot.
Where's the plan here? Where's the direction that DC wants to go in?
Remember Kingdom Come? DC started to align its universe so that KC would be its outcome. Then that was abandoned for DC One Million, with the titles aligning for that to come to pass. Then that was abandoned for whatever else was new and shiny (or they just decided that it was a good idea but not sustainable).
I'm tired of the reboots and resets and whatever new direction DC wants to lurch in. In their headlong rush to be “different” from Marvel, there's no single direction the company as a whole wants to go in. It's no longer exciting. It's now pathetic and reeks of desperation.
Do I know better than the publishers? Yes. Because I would come up with a single direction, come up with a plan to get there, and then follow it. That plan would then be built upon, without the need of a Crisis to clean up any “mistakes” made. Own them, find a way to fix them, and then move forward.
DC is no longer getting any of my money. Well, call it the DCU. Hopefully, Vertigo will have better mental fare.