A big reason (though not the biggest) I haven't been posting over the last couple weeks is because I'm tired of all the rampant negativity in regards to DC. For some people every single thing they do is not only wrong, but apparently offensive. Everything is all doom and gloom and, if you believe them, the company will be out of business in 6 months. So, instead of dealing with it anymore, I just decided to start this thread where DC fans can talk about all they like about the company and its books.
One thing I've been really impressed by all along, but especially now that I'm in the middle of the 0 issues, is the continuity and really tight timeline of the entire universe. Having read Marvel a lot during Harras's time in charge there I knew this would be a highlight, since he and his team do a good job keeps the books intertwined, though back then it was nowhere near the level of the New 52, where every title seems to have its purpose and the universe appears to be planned out as far back as a thousand years or more.
I've seen a couple problems with the timeline mentioned, and there have obviously been a couple hiccups, but I don't think it's anything that can't be fixed or explained away. For instance, the Tim Drake always being Red Robin. It's easy enough to just consider the word Robin a position rather than an actual name in the two instances he was referred to as having been such. We never saw him in action as Robin, so there's no reason to consider it an error (which it wouldn't be anyway, it's just a change of plans).
Second, the Batgirl/Black Canary meeting in Birds of Prey 0. It says it happened one year ago, but that doesn't necessarily have to mean 12 months ago exactly. It could just be any time in the year prior to the New 52 starting. It could be the day before the first issue of Batgirl. I flipped through Batgirl 1 and 2 and there's no reference to those issues being Barabar's first case back in action. As for her relationship with Black Canary, there's nothing in their meeting during Birds of Prey 1 that wouldn't fit the scenario of their having met weeks earlier. Not a problem.
Third, the Damian/Batman costume issue. I'll combine these because they fit together well. The best explanation I have that doesn't contradict anything in the books is that Bruce wore the Batman costume when he fought Ra's and then didn't have it when he came back to Gotham and initially started fighting crime there. Maybe Ra's even gave it to him. This makes sense, if he wore it fighting Ra's prior to Damian's conception and later on it was still at Talia's house for baby Damian to find and wear it. Since he left it behind he obviously didn't have it in Batman 0. It's possible when he came to the conclusion he needed a costume he decided to go back to the old one for whatever reason. As far as Damian's age, Detective Comics 0 takes place 10 years ago with Bruce in Tibet, where he mentions he'd already been to Syria and Afghanistan in his world travels. It's pretty easy to assume he met Ra's while in the Middle East during that trip, and so Damian could easily be the 10 years old he's supposed to be. It actually fits perfectly to my mind, and doesn't even require any artificial growth in Damian.
Lastly, the Deathstroke problem. This one I'll admit is a mistake, given the story we're told in Deathstroke 0. However, with simple alteration - namely, Deathstroke starting a family prior to Team 7 rather than after - it's still a salvageable issue. Also helpful in this cause is the fact that it's narrated by his wife, who I think could qualify as an unreliable narrator. She hates Deathstroke now and probably wasn't privy to his whole life story anyway, so any errors could just be written off as coming from a bad source. Not an ideal fix, but an available one.
So that's what's been on my mind lately. I'd love to be able to talk about the comics I love with people who enjoy them as well, instead of people who just want to crap all over them.