I like it. I never like anything that revolves (at least too much) around love/romance, so i'm glad they ripped that out of him and turned him into someone... colder.
Just a matter of subjectivity though, i can understand why several people would be disappointed with the change. But personally i thought the Nora thing was lame, couldn't possibly sympathize with something i care so little about, and that this is better.
opinions..and taste.. <- basic answer to every time "overrated"AND "underrated" gets thrown around
Haven't read 13 yet, still has to arrive through the mail.. but i really liked the court of owls. Wasn't the "best story arc evaaa" but it was a great start for a reboot, considering other series did much, much worse.