The above article is a good indicator of the slap-dash nature of the "New 52" revamp, and how much of their history DC has just thrown out with the bathwater. Titans was DC's biggest selling title for much of the 80s, and then again a big hit for DC under Geoff Johns less than 10 years ago. Imagine Marvel just throwing away X-Men's continuity completely, and you would have something very similar (although the X-Men's popularity has never faltered since the 2nd team debuted).
I'm not saying that DC didn't need a shot in the arm, but the seemingly aimless direction of this new universe, and indecisiveness of what happened and what didn't just seems like poor planning and management, to say nothing for some of the rather tasteless directions they've taken many of their characters.
I know I'm beating a dead horse here, but I felt this article pointed out my general feelings about the whole affair without going overboard into screaming and yelling, which I'd really just love to do.