I waited until you were done reading before I said anything, but I think you summed up my feelings about the arc.
Other than Bloom. I felt a similar feeling at the end of it all (didn't stick the landing for me), I was let down by Bloom personally as all I kept seeing, on the periphery, was another Dr. Death. Not in drive or ambition ... well, no ... but just in pointy, pokey fingers.
I know it makes no sense, and it is stupid, but that is all I kept seeing.
It just seemed like a revisit of a character we just saw not too long ago. Again, yes, silly, but ...
Still, all of the Absolute Editions (or some great collection) of the Snyder/Capullo complete run is gonna be on my shelf one day. For sure.