On August 17th, 2014, /u/WW4O asked the following on /r/DCcomics:
I’ve read almost all of the core storyline stuff from the DiDio days on, and from Identity Crisis forward you never stop hearing about how Ralph and Sue Dibny were, like, the most beloved and pivotal members of the Justice League…
When did that happen? I’ve never been aware of a time when Elongated Man and his wife were a really big deal, except for Identity Crisis and 52.
Oh, you’ve got my nose twitching!
Certainly it was well before Identity Crisis as after that, well, lets just say Sue… wasn’t a very useful detective. In fact, as he got a bunch of solo appearances, to look at them as a couple it’s easier to look at her history and appearances. To paraphrase the Wikipedia entry for Sue first: