Originally Posted by OutRiddled
A great post. Nolan's Bruce Wayne was willing to give up Batman for a woman who was going to choose another man over him, and then finally gave being Batman for 10 years because she died.....
That's not actually why he gave up being Batman. It was because he felt Batman wasn't "needed" any more. So he just became a recluse, a bit similar actually to how Keaton's Bat simply brooded in Wayne Manor until called at the beginning of Returns.
There are fair critiques to be made of Nolan's version of Batman, but this isn't among them.