Bendis and a couple others can lay put 5 year plans and stick to them.
That's because these are very talented writers, not because the Editors are working from scope, but that they have to get out of the way of these "artists" and if this process could work for any writer, there'd still have to be a massive amount of deserved faith in the writers who are asked to pitch a 5 or 10 year plan, who couldn't possibly follow through, and get cancelled after 7 issues.
You don't go to war with the army you want, you go to war with the army you got.
DC has Geoff Johns.
His Green lantern Story has been running for 10 years and it's quite possible that he ignored completely the New 52. He was unphased. Fuck you New 52, I'm busy, I'm in the middle of something IMPORTANT...
Geoff Johns' editors must feel like a pussies.
Are you a lion tamer?
No sir, I'm a pussy.