Personally, I enjoy futuristic stories along with alternate universe stories or imaginary "what if?" kinds of stories. And I think DC does them a LOT better than Marvel for the most part (Age of Ultron anybody?). As a LONG time comic book reader, I can easily get bored with the same old standard fare, so I don't get all bothered about what seemingly bothers a lot of fans. Look people, you don't like the idea, the concept? Fine, don't buy the book. My guess is that a lot of people will pick it up (at least initially) just to see what it is all about. Maybe the doubters will change their mind or maybe the comic will suck. Regardless, I'll give it a try myself.