I’m going to say “yes” and “no” to this question. There’s a lot I like about the New 52 and there’s a lot that could have been done VASTLY better. I liked that DC tried to unshackle itself from the mis-steps of the past all the way back to Crisis and trying to fold the Wildstorm universe in somehow. It offered a chance to construct a universe(s) where certain characters could be here and others over here and have compelling stories and ‘modern’ takes on some of the fan’s favorite characters.
THAT being said, having the ability to relatively start POINT ONE with Starfire in ANY direction, Lobell CHOSE a Starfire that no one can relate to. With Starfire, I couldn’t find something to agree with or to root for. She didn’t have a goal or drive to her. She was a bit all over the place. I would have preferred a Starfire who was running away from her responsiblities of her Royal duties, or a vengeful princess who wants to make those who tortured her family pay, or even the free spirit in awe of this backwater planet of its wonders she’s never seen and experiences that we find mundane because its so different from what she’s been raised. Something, something to connect me to her. She just kinda shifted gears to whatever fits at the time, to rolled with the punches. I gave Red Hood 5 issues (like most of the 48 of the 52 titles I initally started with), and dropped it like it was on fire.
That’s what DC has lost in this, the ability to connect to its readers on many of these books. Sure, we want compelling stories, some worldbuilding, and great action when it calls for it, but in the end we (the reader) want to connect and relate to our heroes, to invest in them the time to grow and become better and later for the next crop of creators to build from that and continue to make the best version of that character as possible.