@nathaniel_christopher: The timing is horrible. They plucked him right out Chicago for no real reason at all. The mainstream exposure is the only tangible reason to have an interest in what's happening to Nightwing. He can't win no matter what he does. Now that his identity has been revealed I think it would make the most sense for him to join a government sanctioned team(Justice League Canada) and just roll with it. He's stepped up to the plate before when the league has gone missing, this should be no different.
That's really the only option, or there's some Spectre/Wally West action and everyone's minds are wiped and they forget who Dick is. SMH, I don't like that this happened, but at least he's getting more exposure as you said. I think the best DC can do right now is have Dick take center stage and deal with his identity being revealed.
But really, they can't ever expect him to have a private life again if he stays in Chicago.