Well, Ellis's bloated ego keeps me away from most of his work, with the exception of Planetary (where the fuck has it been?) and his new capes book for Marvel, Nextwave. As for the other fellas, their stuff is hit or miss for me.
I also haven't started picking up many new books. If anything, I've been culling my list like you have, though I'm a far cry away from two titles a month.
I'm afraid I might no longer be equipped to help you with what you're looking for, but Allan Muenzler might.
Allan? Where you be?