Re: In hindsight what changes would you do
A true home invasion by the league on the newly rebuilt wayne manor with ninjas and mercs in tandum, only have a battered Bruce defeat them all, and get himself and to the cave in time to gear up only to come face to face with Bane.
This happens in the first act where Alfred makes his sacrifice getting his master to the safety of the cave. Then you have the hiatus and the occupied gotham. Just seems more streamlined and tragic that way.
but that's me.
"I'm not going to kill you, I'm going to hurt you, really bad!"
-Batman to Joker