I have read it 3 times now, and am still trying to figure it out. There is so much in there, each page so dense, and the story so disjointed that I am still trying to work out all of the story beats, and the details of what happened in the story.
I like to mull things over and not go for the immediate reaction, but this does concern me a bit. I was hoping for DC to gain some capital with Final Crisis, as most of DC’s events, at least Crisis related, have hit good notes and helped propel the Universe along. I don’t see the average DC reader doing anything more than scratching their head after reading this issue. Maybe following issue in respective comics will clear things up. I will be digging deeper, and of course will let you know what I think after some deliberation.
If Final Crisis ends up a failure, it was a wild, original spectacle of one. For what its worth.