Bendis has said that plan was in motion before he came to DC, and I have no reason to believe he's lying, as Bendis has never shied away from taking credit for any of his story decisions, no matter how ill-conceived or unpopular. DC already planned to reboot the Legion and have Jon be the Superboy to join it. But I agree completely about the Lois thing. The way Bendis is writing her, it's like she doesn't love him at all. More like she sees herself as an embedded reporter playing a part to get the biggest news scoop of all-time, which is the story of Superman. How she can fool him for so long when he can hear people's heartbeats is a complete mystery, but that's how it comes off. Like she's a reporter first, and the entire marriage was a sham for the sake of her career. Which is character assassination of the highest order. It's an interesting idea, but completely wrong-headed for an in-continuity portrayal of the character.