If comics completely let go of continuity, I'll probably let go of comics. I have all sorts of avenues to travel to find "a good story". Comics have always been unique in one way (other than being a visual and written medium), they have had this neat continuity where stories built upon stories and characters grew as their histories grew.
There is this growing disdain over continuity but I find it to be absurd. Continuity shouldn't be considered a handicap. It's what gives the comics that extra something that most other storytelling mediums lack. Loving continuity isn't old fashioned. It's appreciating comics for what they've always been.
Could it be a growing arrogance in creators that's driving this anti-continuity movement? Or could it be a new lazier group of readers who care nothing for history?