Okay, first, holy yikes, I can't believe anyone's taking Diana's outfit seriously. I asked for the most tasteless and trashy Mexican wrestling outfit imaginable and I think Aaron delivered. The original solicitation proudly proclaimed, "Diana wears her WORST OUTFIT EVER!" but it got cut. :)
Second, I love Perez' run. It's brilliant, and it's the foundation we are all building on in regards to Diana.
However, the Diana Trevor stuff creates more problems than it solves. I refuse to believe that the readership is so lacking in imagination that they can only see white stars on a blue background as an American-only creation. I just think that is unbelievably moronic and insulting to the readership to imply. If you look up in the sky most nights, you see white stars on a blue background. It doesn't need further explanation unless you are SO hooked on the idea of America as being the value neutral standard by which everything is judged that you can't believe others might ALSO draw white stars on a blue background.
The "Red white and blue" thing is dumb as hell to me. Yes, she has those colors, but she has more gold than blue. She also has silver. You have to forget about those two major parts of her costume to try to make it purely American-flag-ish. Let me put it to you this way... "Hey, it's Wonder Woman! And her outfit is gold, red, blue, silver and white!" It's pure conditioning that makes us see something that isn't really there. The stars are the most problematic thing and I think they're easily explained. Is it really a valid point if you have to ignore reality to make it?
The Diana Trevor thing is typical Perez, thoughtful and sharp. But it changes Diana's origin, it changes Steve's part of the story, and her outfit is a constant reminder of this particular bit of awkward origin-shoring. I have done very very very very little fooling with Perez' stuff, for the simple reason that it's brilliant. But outside of a handful of hardcore purists, I have to say that the Diana Trevor bit is regarded pretty commonly as ungainly and a bit of a speed bump.
To me, it makes a lot more sense to say that Wonder Woman's outfit comes from everything that was in the heavens the night she was born...the red of the Hunter's moon, the "W" of her patron constellation (which is actually nicknamed the "W"), the golden eagle that watched over her, and the stars in the blue sky. I think it's elegant, AND when you look at her costume, you're not having to place the odd elements of Diana Trevor and Steve Trevor and all of that stuff onto an already slightly overly loaded origin. If we say that Superman was the last survivor of a doomed planet, and Batman was the son of murdered parents, but we have to include all this stuff to explain why Diana is wearing that outfit, we're really starting two steps behind to begin with. The long-time hardcore often love it, but it is completely baffling to the novices and believe me, I've heard that so many times it's like a broken record.
It's the one major element that I felt desperately needed streamlining. I think it makes sense. We're not specifically disavowing the Diana Trevor stuff, it can still be made to fit with what we've done so far. But I certainly think it's a little more fitting for Diana to be dressed as the sky (and we do have more to that story, including an Amazon opera, coming soon).
Not everyone will agree, obviously. But any writer worth his or her salt has to give a bit of thought to what works and what might be more reasonably sanded down a bit. This one bit stuck out very obtrusively to me whereas the rest of the run felt like canon from the word go.
Glad people are enjoying Dinah. My thinking is that she's overdoing the girl talk a little bit intentionally, because her friend is a bit down and dour.