Well, now, that Batman versus Superman is behind us, let's look at what's before us: Rebirth.
Before we get to any specifics let's address the overall tone of Rebirth. DC -- more important, Dan Didio himself -- is admitting it screwed up. Credit for that, then. It's very rare for any company of any kind to simply say, "sorry, we made the wrong decisions and now we are going to try to fix things." That alone is a huge change from DC's usual approach over the last twenty (thirty?) years, which has consistently been, "No, no, fans, you are mistaken and we know better than you do and you should shut up and trust us and buy whatever versions of our characters we deemed fit to dispense." That kind of attitude is enough to make me wonder whether my friend Van Google is correct; maybe these IPs should not continue to be protected by copyright. Maybe we would be better off if people were free to make their own versions of DC's iconic characters and let them all duke in out in the marketplace of ideas (or taste, at least). THAT would be a multiverse.
Similarly, they are not even branding it as a reboot. They seems (finally) to realize that that well is dry. They seem to be trying to kick their reboot addiction. Just fix stuff, DC. Simply forget the stories that are in the way. If you want Ted Kord back, just bring him back. That doesn't require a universal reboot.
Dan Abnett on Aquaman is already a known awesomeness. Putting him on Titans will make me pick that up too (and I can't imagine what else would) Giffen on Blue Beetle(s) is a no-brainer; he created Jaime Reyes and essentially created what we now think of as Ted Kord. Most creative assignments announced for Rebirth are neutral at worst, many are good, some are great. Only a handful are head-slappingly stupid (e.g., letting Percy continue to write Green Arrow; slapping a goatee back on Ollie's face will NOT fix that situation, Mr. Johns).
Some people are critical of what they see as DC focusing on a handful of icons to the exclusion of edgier more outre characters. I say those people are wrong. Wrong, not because Icons Rule and Outliers Suck. Wrong because what DC needs to do -- what it has ALWAYS needed to do -- is to solidify and stabilize the core characters and teams of its universe. Having strong dynastic centerpieces as the pillars of the DCU doesn't squeeze out other characters. Quite the contrary. It creates a stable environment for such characters to be introduced. If you are going to have diversity in your literary rainforest, you need a bunch of solid icons and related characters providing a canopy under which niche figures can thrive. DC finally seems to abandoned its obsession with going against the grain of its own universe, force feeding us Black Orchid and Captain Atom and Voodoo and pretending that those characters are going to stand on their own. Instead let them thrive in their own niches in the DCU; not all animals need to be elephants, you know.
DC has also announced that further plans for restoring their universe will come later, once they have their main lines back in order. For example, the Legion will return (in the future, so to speak). Many of DC's previous attempts at self-reinvention were too extreme, too much, too fast. Editorial wasn't ready for it, individual titles evolved before an overall plan was formed, and readers would almost immediately perceive that the narrative problems solved were quickly being outmatched by the new problems being generate. DC's approach this time seems to me much more deliberate.
The fact that they are being rather transparent about their pans is another good sign. Previous 'renewals' always seemed shrouded in mystery, almost as if DC were afraid to tell you the truth about what they were up to, because they KNEW you wouldn't like it. This time, however, they seem...relieved. Like they no longer have to make themselves into some they aren't just to be loved. Perhaps the success of their characters in other media finally have given them the confidence in the in their own IPs, the confidence that many of us never lost. They seem to be talking about the characters the same way we do, more as fans or caretakers and less as salesmen. That, of course, is the best way to wind up selling us....