I'm saying he SHOULD have been like that. Not that he is. Prior to his death he was already aging up (before the parallax entity did it retcon). He was becoming one of the more serious heroes thanks to Gerard Jones. After suffering a mental nervous breakdown and going mad with power, he ended up saving earth via reigniting the sun. Shortly after he became gods spirit of vengeance. His time as the Spectre coupled with what happened before would have taken a tremendous toll on him. His views, his actions, everything shaped by his experiences. Then learning he was fucking possessed.
Instead of a man who has seen everything. Who has learned the value of life, death, and beyond. Who walked the path of saints and sinners. Who reset time itself. This weary traveler of the world and the hereafter... we get dumb 'ol Hal Jordan jet pilot goofball. While I didn't mind Geoff's run, I just feel there was some real wasted potential.