I have really enjoyed Scott Lobdell's work so far for the New 52 books, but the last Titans and Superboy was really disappointing. I feel that the storyline is being rushed to work up to the Culling crossover. Too many characters are being introduced too quickly (or next to no development). Especially Templar, Harvest, Omen, Jocelyn Lure, & Danny. Lobdell took plenty of time working up Fairchild.
Plus, I'm not really enjoying the rotating art duties in Superboy. I want more Coello whenever possible.
In Superboy 8 it was nice to see Grunge, Beast Boy, and Terra, but overall I was confused with this issue. The allusions to Harvest and Omen made me feel like I was missing an issue somewhere. The Fairchild and Lure sequence was also a bit of a distraction.
FYI - You might want to check out Legion Lost as many characters were just introduced in issue 8 that will likely tie into the Culling crossover as well. Plus Aaron Kuder's art on Legion Lost was impressive.