Superman now is different than, and better, then Byrne's reboot turned out to be after the first year or two (and I liked Byrne's version). It's different, and way more "human" than that "Birthright" shit. It's way better than the crap jms was doing, either in the regular series or "Earthe One." It's better than any of the "Secret Origin" stuff by Johns that I've read.
So much for 1959.