Ronald Held wrote:
Continually rebooting the DCU shows how things have changed for the worse over the decades.
Hardly, since DC's universe reboots go as far back as 1956 (the debut of the Barry Allen Flash, which is generally considered the start of the Silver Age). The fiction that the present is worse than the past is a well-understood psychological illusion, a consequence of the fact that we tend to gloss over the annoyances and unpleasant bits of the past in our memories, while those in the present are more immediate. That, plus the fact that our tastes tend to be set early in life, so as society evolves and tastes change, we tend to find the newer stuff less appealing. But that doesn't mean it's objectively worse, just different.