Eric's incredibly meticulous and careful with the characters that he's charged with. All his recent work for DC has been tightly plotted, complex, and just the kind of story that I love in the superhero genre - good character moments, people actually acting SMART and seasoned, subtle and enjoyable character moments, everything. Plus, he writes an incredible Peej! I agree - he should be writing an ongoing team book. And DC failed to properly credit him on a few issues of Checkmate which...given the quality of Rucka and Trautmann's collaboration is downright insulting. On the other hand, he's got a bunch of new projects coming up for DC, so we'll be getting more Trautmann goodness.
(And the fact that he's put at least three panels in the JSA vs. KOBRA miniseries specifically for me only adds to the whole package.)