These are tough times to be reading comics. They aren't really for comic book fans anymore. They're more for the mainstream public. It's like Marvel and DC decided to make comics for people who hate comics.
I'm old enough now to realise it's their product, and they have to make money. And if I don't like their product as a consumer I have a choice to buy or not buy. But as a collector I found it hard to give up. But 52 and Secret Wars has provided me with the perfect jumping off point to make that hard decision.
I guess what they're doing is just throwing "stuff" against the wall to see what stuck, and Stan Lee was guilty of that, that's how we got the FF and Peter Parker. But the stuff they're coming up with just alienates me.