I'm glad, at the very least, that DC has decided to add back up features with the price hike. It adds a little value for the reader, and gives cross marketing value to DC. Even if you don't like the back up features, its pretty clear that the other option would be a price hike with NO back-up feature (right, Joe Q?).
I think they should make more anthology type books (like you said) that have a few stories in them, "something for everyone" Make em fat and charge 5 bucks for em. I'd buy it.
I was really glad that Booster Gold became the break out character of 52. 52, I felt, was an amazing series and they handled Booster's ensuing popularity REALLY well by giving him such a good series, and by a writer who was involved with the character in 52 (smooth transition for readers). There was a handful of other characters that 52 poised to become successful on their own, but I don't think any of them got quite as good development, post-52, as BG did.
Sorry about Ted. (or the "NOT TED") That's sorta how I felt about Kyle Rayner, when he showed up and Hal went out of the picture. Only... I don't think as strongly!