I know. Quite a bold claim that can be derived from the title. Let me preface with assurance of what this post will not be, which is a screed against the creative team on this forthcoming title. It will be amazing in both art and content. It would be quite foolish for DC not to capitalize on not only the Superman's 75th anniversary, but also Snyder's Man of Steel (me thinks its a conspiracy that men named Snyder are working on Supes, Germans!).
My main concern for the book is that it might not jive with the established characteristics of the New 52 Supes. In Action Comics, as well as Lobdell's Superman run, the character has been channeling his Golden Age progressive populist roots (fighting corrupt businessmen, politicians, wife beaters, etc.) and now has left the Daily Planet because of its rampant yellow journalism, all of which done in a not-so-mild-mannered fashion! Although he has his moments of melancholy and introspectiveness, he is more brash, arrogant, likes checking on people's cellphones (because anyone can and will if they had x-ray vision, sorry Ms. Lima), and willing to brazenly defy the government if it means serving the people of Metropolis and Earth better. I think this runs contrary to Lee and Snyder's explicit statements on their Supes interpretation of being a man of restraint, when in fact he hasn't been. Even the Earth-23 Nobel Peace Prize-winning one interfered in the affairs of other countries in Action Comics issue 9! Overall, I'm fearful that all of these awesome elements of New 52 Superman will be lost or discarded with Lee and Snyder's run.
Quell my fears, gents!