I think what really drives this story, and why Batman Begins seems so much like "Year-One," is because the story reminds us that he's a character motivated by what he's lost, and that loss makes him the character we enjoy. And I think this is something alot of creators lose site off these days. They depict him as a relentless, grim monomaniac who's beyond human emotion and cares little outside of the odd glimmer of emoting. The reason that Batman has endured all these decades is that in the entire DC Universe, he is the most human. He's always prepared to win because he knows what it means to lose. That's the impression I got from the new movie and from this book.