It’s been great to see them going issue by issue through the book. While the CWVERSE version isn’t going to have 100+ DC characters in it and I seriously doubt either Kara or Barry will actually die. It will be interesting to see how they handle it.
I’m also glad and somewhat surprised that Hector had never actually read it until now. However, I think it brings a needed perspective to the discussion as I am sure he is not alone. A lot of readers know about crisis, but they have never actually read it either.
The other point I’ll add, is that given his actions in issue 12, if you don’t come away from reading COIE with the knowledge that Darkseid is the most powerful, dangerous and ruthless of all DC “villains”, then you missed a big item that crisis brought. I’ll also add as a personal belief (IMO), that it is COIE that cements the notion that Darkseid is neither good or evil, he is beyond the morality of good and evil. Simply put, Darkseid is.