Same here, but I enjoyed the more light-hearted nature of the issues. Was a nice break from the bleak outlook and constant defeats surrounding the rest of the DC universe during Blackest Night. Also, Niles being constantly pegged with avarice helped me understand his character more. It keeps seeming like the victims are mostly fear, occasionally rage/will, rarely hope/love/compassion, and pretty much never avarice.
As for Booster Gold, I really only know of him from a couple animated instances (which I think I only took a liking to him because the voice of Skeets was Futurama’s Fry) and the Heroes in Crisis series (and to a lesser extent the DC MMO, DCU Online). I do enjoy the Booster-Beetle companionship, and maybe I’m more like Booster than I’d care to admit, but I really empathized with his portrayal during the funeral.
I also appreciated the positive outlook at the ending of the Booster issues. I suppose the ability to time travel really helps shake off the initial shock the Black Lanterns thrive on. If anything, it almost seemed too easy for them to win. However, the last bit in Coast City was pretty ominous.