Yes, I thought his 'Lois & Clark mini-series was marvellous, his following Action Comics run less so, but I don't even know where Dan Jurgens is these days. He is a great survivor though and I do hope he might rebound for another stint on Superman, or perhaps a book like Wonder Woman - that book needs help! Any help.
Peter Thomasi was terrific too, his flaw being he was too busy elsewhere... 'Superman' though was a character he really found his gift with, I do wish he had been able to fully commit all his attention as he is one of the most exciting talents to have graced the book in modern times.
There is writing talent out there that todays editors at DC sadly let slide away - peoples like the under-rated Tom Peyer and Devin Grayson, Tom Taylor is someone I would love to see given a chance on Writing for Superman proper (or any mainstream book for that matter). The rising star of let Sterling Gates was allowed to slip away after his terrific run on Supergirl with the equally solid Jamal Ingle. Bryan Hitch's writing work on the Justice League I rather liked, he had a good grasp of Superman and would be an interesting prospect for a Superman book. I would like to see Gail Simone take another turn on the book, as she produced some memorable stories that were straight-forward superhero tales packed with action and pace, and quite unlike her work elsewhere. John Ostrander - not a 'Superman' prospect perhaps but an amazing writer left to fade away from view. Even solid old veteran hands like JM Dematteis, Roger Stern, Marv Wolfman, Peter David, there is so much genuine writing talent out there who understand the medium and can deliver a good well crafted story, but instead DC give me overpaid over-rated and over-indulgent 'talent' like Scott Snyder and, yes, Brian Bendis.... oh how I ache for a Roger Stern or Tom Taylor.
Dan J was the one behind the classic death of Superman run, so he was indeed really involved in the series!