Very good to see a pro-active Clark but knowing the show, he'll regress two steps next week.
With the new creative staff I hope not, the impression I got (and I didn't 100% follow the pre-season spoiler thread) was that the new PTB are going to try and move things forward and in step with Superman. Between Clark giving up the farm and working at the DP, joining the Justice League and I'd say even Lois' new do that they're headed in that direction.
The show also has a different look and tone to it too, it felt to me.
Again, I think it shows a lot of promise.