Dick used his quick thinking and improvisation to beat the OP Midnighter. That's what makes the story so compelling is that Dick could do the unthinkable. Same reason Dick Grayson has went toe to toe with Deathstroke and Batman. That's who is character is. All these Midnighter fanboys get so worked up because he lost, they don't see that he's a major part of the book and getting a lot of exposure. I really knew nothing about Midnighter until he was in Grayson, I think he's a bad ass. I'm sure Midnighter will be a series regular and I'm sure he'll let Dick know he would never be beaten by him again. It will probably make for some good banter.