Wow.. I really enjoyed it and renewed my E2 subscription. Given I kinda fell off E2 right around the time the new Kryptonian was revealed and never picked up World's End. Convergence got me to check Society out and between it and the sneak peekthe book got me back in.
Was it the new world that turned you off? We haven't really seen too much yet so maybe my excitement or your distaste are premature?
I've followed the story from the beginning, and this issue junked nearly everything that transpired earlier, to tell an out-of-sequence, stand alone story for the new Batman. When the story was over, I thought it was an error on my part, that maybe some pages were stuck together. This sort of spotlight is cool when you've established the foundation, but the E2 heroes just gained this new homeworld, and it's wrecked all ready when we're brought to it, so it's more backstory you're not given, and more maudlin storytelling.
Earth 2 is like Gotham City on Apokoliptan steroids. It's a downtrodden place for no apparent reason other than the writing has no direction other than dark and dreary. It's a new world and it goe sto hell in the space of a year? And we won't know why for at least 4 issues, after dealing with all the war and Convergence?
It's not what needs to be done to invite or maintain readership, but DC seems to excel at driving readers away these days.