Re: Bruce Wayne's public image
One of my favorite depictions of Bruce was actually in Batman Beyond, where he is rather menacing and a real businessman.
I think that would be a fresh take, a Bruce Wayne so menacing, no one would suspect him of secretly being a superhero, and no one is dumb enough to ask.
Bruce Wayne pretending to be an oaf never sat well with me. Playboy, sure. But not oaf.