@entropy_aegis: Come on man, I like Damian too. Hell he was my favorite character in DC which is one of the reasons this has got me so angry but it's not even a little fair to compare him(a character who developed for close to 7 years) to Lincoln March(who had a few issues) Despite the fact that I enjoyed it I can understand how you would see DotF as cliche since a lot of it wasn't new information. I personally liked the whole face/mask thing and the tray that kept making us think that someone was inside only to realize it was Joker screwing around but that's me. I don't see how Court Of Owls is cliche at all though considering the whole idea was new.
Now the problem with Damian's death isn't simply that he died but how he died. It just felt unnatural and like it was just there for shock value. Yes I know that he had planned to kill him originally but he had put that aside due to the character's popularity. Suddenly, he wants everyone to know that Damian gets killed so badly that it's advertised in newspapers before the comic is even released? He claims he saves the world and goes out like an absolute hero but is just brutalized by a older clone of himself before dying in fear. The only one he managed to save was that girl in red. I'm sorry but that's not good writing to me.