DC's writing staff were actually told to write in fanfiction style
When the New 52 began, writers were told to "write as if they were writing fan fiction."And,
Though the numbering was reset, DiDio says that DC will recognize when Action and Detective Comics hit their 1,000th issue.Proving perfectly how this is a publicity stunt in the extreme. And,
To the whole "Was Tim a Robin?" confusion, DiDio says that Tim called himself "Red Robin" out of respect to Jason. DiDio was unclear whether he began with the Red Robin costume, or adopted that later in his career.Comics Should Be Good already noted that it appears as though they changed the premise so drastically to make it look like Tim Drake was never just "Robin" and called himself "Red Robin" for much longer. No doubt they did this to throw much of what was established about Tim out the window and disregard Chuck Dixon's developments completely.
When they start telling their writers to actually take a fanfiction approach to writing, it's clear that they no longer value good writing, though they already went that route with Identity Crisis in 2004 - the way it was structured, it was very much like a crude, vulgar fanfiction story, and quite a few of the books published during and afterwards were too.