Jose Delgado, Cat Grant, Bippo, Ron Troupe, even that little kid the Whites adopted (Keith, right?) - they might not be the greatest characters in the world, but they add a certain richness to the cast of Superman that you just don't get with every story simply being Lois, Perry and Jimmy (and now Lana).
What would it hurt to give these characters a chance?
I'd give them a story here and there.
Okay, maybe not Keith White. We have to have SOME standards, right?