I just got around to reading the Judas Contract story again and boy was that a great read. One of the all time classics in DC in my opinion
The original and still the best Teen Titans for me. Just add Cyborg, Starfire and Raven.
I preferred Mal Duncan as the New Guardian.
"History of the DC Universe" by Wolfman and Perez, when the DCU use to make sense.
The Nu52 Teen Titans lost the 2 most important parts of the Titans, sense of growing up and family. I know they wont really have the growing up part because that's just how the old history went and that wont happen for a while, if it even happens. The Titans were just the original sidekicks hanging out on the weekends fighting crime and they all had important roles and places that felt natural. In the Nu52 relationships and conflict with the other Titans feels forced and not many of the members are likable. I hate the fact that this team is the first incarnation of the team. I don't like the roster at all and I don't get why they are called the Teen Titans because Donna Troy came up with the Titans part and in the Nu52 Cassie doesn't like superhero names and team names. Probably the biggest reason for me not liking the Nu52 Titans besides the bad writing and horrible colors and art, would be that the orignal sidekicks never started the team and in fact most don't even exist.
Far FAR from it in mine. I generally enjoyed Johns run. It wasn't perfect and it went on a bit too long imo, but still good overall. I also noticed that DC is re-releasing Volume 1 of the Wolfman/Perez run this December, so I'll have to pick that one up.
I would only add 2 more members about halfway through the series so it doesn't get to crowded like I think it is now. I would add Jamie Reyes Blue Beetle but it bothers me that Ted hasn't been Beetle yet. The last member is between Mal Duncan and Lilth, I'm trying to stay away from Starfire, Beast Boy, Raven, and Cyborg is with the Justice League.