The idea of Luthor as a good guy, and Superman as a red-eyed unknowable alien is interesting in the abstract.
Even though he's a good guy, Luthor has some underhanded ways of dealing with bad guys. And, a serious lack of empathy. And even though Superman is a good guy he's basically mute, and scary.
I wanted to see more of Luthor's strange ways, get into his mindset but the comic stays more of the surface and doesn't go deep enough. But I say - give me more madman, more stonecold maniacal leader!