@iro: Literally everything you said, I agree with you, he really needs a better identity.
Also I completely forgot about bart, cass & kon, wish I didn't remember haha, but Kon, feels like he did him even worse in way, because for a time, he wrote every comic in which he was in, even Superman during times when he was in it. Literally the only time Superboy was a good comic, was once it stopped being writen by lobdel as well as affected by his teen titans or superman stories. Which was basically just the last few issues.
I'm hoping that they give him a bird themed identity, but we'll see. ^_^
and yeah, kon is... almost beyond saving at this point, which pains me to say. someone dedicated enough could probably try to salvage him, but it'd take a lot of work and I'm not sure dc's all that interested in bringing him back right now anyway, since they have jon who's busy carving out his own little space in the superman books. I mean, I'd argue that building a proper superfamily would do the support cast some good, but it might be a while before editorial feels the same way.
buuut! there is the possibility that others are trapped alongside tim, since we saw other cells where he's trapped, and those might contain characters dc feels they need to do damage control with. so maybe, kon and the rest of the 90's crew can get a chance to make their return.