Do you know who likes numbering though? Kids. When I was a kid I was obsessed with what numbers of X-Men I had and didn't have, and which ones were my favorites. My kid loves Spongebob comics and he knows exactly if he's missing #57 or #63 and is thrilled when he fills in the gaps.
I always feel like the constant resetting is Marvel/DC admitting that kids don't buy their books at all and that they don't particularly care either way.
This Legacy event is ridiculous. I'm looking forward to the Aaron/Ribic one-shot but they seem to be making a huge to-do of the fact that they're just going to continue publishing the exact same books.