***I think that the DCU needed somebody who was willing to do whatever it took to be prepared for all eventualities. Not too many super hero friends, but allies, who were still uneasy with him. When Batman is in the room everybody should shut up because he is that dangerous. The Bat-family almost could have been it's own league and with their brains, detective work and just plain old instinct could take out anyone with just a little bit of prep...I havent read Batman in a while but a friend told me he is a lot friendlier now...I don't like that.
Man, am I gonna get sh** for this, but if you don't like a friendly Batman, pick up All Star Batman and Robin.
Yeah, I liked the paranoid Batman too.