Phantasm- That's an interesting theory. I feel I've made my share of lengthy posts today so I'm gonna ponder this one and get back to you at a later point.
At the very least, I find it more interesting at this point to discuss the potential 'whys' of TDKR being what it turned out to be (for better or worse) than having another go 'round of the old "no that part was good!"/no that part sucked!" song and dance.