Originally Posted by TheBat812
Or he decides he can't bring himself to kill another being to win, and thus has to be creative in his ways to solve the problems he confronts in the future, leading us to the Superman you guys are all clamoring for.
By "creative" you mean plot devices.
Why couldn't he be creative when fighting Zod? Answer: he couldn't, he was in a no-win situation.
What they;ve effectively done is that they can no longer write no-win situations for Superman, there's always going to be some plot device to save the day.
That's not terrible I guess... but it means they lose the ability to kill a villain in the future. For nothing really. Of all the stories they could tell... killing Zod as the origin of the no-kill rule is hardly the most interesting.