Look, the point JMS made about OMD is that if you're doing work for hire, you're playing with someone else's toys in their sandbox, and you're never going to get real carte blanche on it... There's a degree of compromise, and creative people these days know enough about business to know that what they want to produce needs to be commercially viable...
But that does not instantly lead to your initial position being correct:
"You might think that... I couldn't possibly comment..."
Warning, the above post may contain traces of sarcasm, or have been written in an environment where it may have come into contact with sarcasm.
My name is Steven Tudor, nice to meet you.
Bring back signatures!!!!!!!
It's the fact that DC chose to unnecessarily remove an image of a character they clearly don't want featured in any of their books - yet again (and in spite of the fact the artist clearly wanted to show her in the artwork) - for no good reason whatsoever. And which pretty much amounted to them spitting in the face of Stephanie Brown fans who thought this was a nice little tip of the hat.
It's stupid, unnecessary and, frankly, pisses me off. So why should I reward this kind of (IMO) stupidity?
But Joe, we clearly have a difference of opinion on this thing and I don't see that it's something we need to get in an argument about, so what say we just agree to disagree, huh?
But your stance on this remains perplexing. I just don't see what makes DC, in your eyes, an exponentially better company than Marvel, to the point where you won't buy anything from the House Of Ideas, but claim to hoover up obvious bollocks like Firestorm or Teen Titans with a smile on your face.