I think this is a good moment to tell you that even if I like the batbrats as characters and the extended Batfam, I do like Bruce. Like I genuinely enjoy the character, he’s why I got into american comics, the first Batman comics I read where just him and Alfred and I loved them. I learned about the rest later on, and I like them, but for me the Batman is Bruce.
This is probably why I didn’t quite enjoy the B&R series with Dick as Batman. It was entertaining, but it felt like an AU to me. And hey, I loved the Dark Mirror arc, I really did, but to me Bruce is like the keystone to all the Gotham-related universe, if he’s not there, there’s something seriously missing. It’s be like killing the Joker, there’re other villains but it wouldn’t be the same.