At this point, there is no indication that Lex was ever anything more than a businessman/scientist. I imagine that the Superman titles would have referenced it by now if he were ever President. I enjoy Earth 2. I don't think that there are too many characters as it is supposed to encompass the entire world of heroes/wonders. At some point though, I would like to see them form an actual Justice Society. I buy books two months behind so I have only read the first couple of Taylor issues. It is still well-written, but I would love to know what Robinson's plans for Green Lantern were.