I have no ill-will towards the man himself, he has always struck me as very genial and friendly. And yet his management style... the dark cynical type of event storytelling he sponsored, that did a lot of damage to the DC Universe over his reign with the Publisher.
The reboots. The regular reverse-standards in decision making. The seeming policy that arose in regularly selecting and butchering of popular and bright characters. All of it eventually got to the point where it felt like the Publisher was out of ideas... it needed fresh blood and fresh ideas. And that was Years ago!
So will Dan Didio's departure mean anything in real terms? I would like to think that Geoff Johns would step in to take a control, with Jim Lee that would be interesting as the two could bring some stability to the line and above all a consistency in its tone and output. I would like to imagine a search for new talent certainly, but talent that could become involved in a collaborative effort rather than the more isolationist approach creatives have tended to operate in in recent years.
Dan Didio… I wonder what his legacy will end up being.
Maybe it was Johns writing what Didio wanted, but I think he often had a hand in some of the worse and violent stories and revamps that came out of Didio's tenure. I think he was halfway decent on Aquaman, but he still tends to have 3 bad ideas for every good one.