Originally Posted by CConn
Youre over-simplifying it.
Do you even know how Bruce is characterized in the comics currently? He's an utter prick. Obsessive, egotistical, and downright abusive to the people around him half the time. He makes Keaton's Batman look tame.
Preferably, my favorite characterization of Bruce is probably the extremely well-adjusted and strangely cheerful Batman of the mid-to-late 70s, who actually bares no resemblance to either Keaton or Bale.
Agreed CConn, though he's not that bad now, and he definitely isn't as bad as he was in the 90s when all of what you described now was taken to the nth levels.
My favorite characterization of Bruce is actually Jeph Loeb's from Hush. He characterized him as a guy who genuinely cared for the people around him while not having him mope around all the time.