Re: 8 years of no Batman or Bruce Wayne, and NO ONE could pick up the trend?
I just saw it as people not being capable of believing that Bruce Wayne, the billionaire idiotic fratboy to the public, would have either the nerve or inclination to be Batman.
It's the same reason why Gordon could never put 2 and 2 together, and who sounded truly astounded when he realised Bruce was Batman. It just didn't compute with him, and that's a police commissioner, not your average Joe.
Stop this madness at once in the name of your King /angryface