Originally Posted by StarvingArtist
It's probably both. If thats indeed the direction they've taken then that is mind bogglingly stupid.
Edit: check out the wiki on new 52. Apparently the relaunch was not without controversey behind the scenes.
The preview of the next issue of Superman may have cleared things up for me, though. Superman was in a machine (think All-Star Superman) that tested his strength levels and he was said to have been bench pressing the equivalent weight of the Earth for a week. If he's that strong, he most likely doesn't need armor except for the most powerful threats (like Doomsday or Darkseid).