"100s of ways" ? God, you're all about exaggerations today, aren't you Pookie ?
You were the one who listed some very specific, and potentially erroneous, statements to support your POV. I just took the time and effort to address each one in a logical and factual manner to support my view.
Not exaggerations, facts and theories!! From my point of view the heads of DC are run by fools who are blinded by the past and the ability to get more money. But if you want TRUE facts I could give them to you since you're so eager for them. It's just the mental toll of re-reading Gordon Barbara Gordon is harsh.
Only people blind by the truth can accept the book for what it is "just" a Barbara Gordon book. I on the other see it as an abomination. Tell me again how "clever" is it of Barbara to use dead family members against an opponent? Or every single foe she's faced in the book save James (that we know of) has faced trauma just like Barbara and decided to go the other route.
The book has been and always will be a one trick pony until a better direction and maybe editor is needed.