Originally Posted by BATS N' HORNETS
Sorry, I just can't see someone who has read comics for a long time & been primarily exposed to the ellipse being against it!
It's classic Batman...
I respectfully disagree there are many classic batman stories without the elipse. Year One ,The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Arkham Asylum (never seen), Its gone for pretty much the last two thirds of the TDKR, to name a few.
The Bob Kane Batman and Batman for the first 25 years did not have the yellow ellipse. It was added on as a copyrighting device for DC pretty much. (To be honest how else can you get the batman symbol on a black tee).
Aesthetically I think the black bat works better. For the yellow symbol to work i think you need an all black suit ala the Burton batman. Yellow on black looks distinct and striking, yellow on grey just doesn't look great imo.