@darkhunter89: Are you talking about the Tower of Babel or whatever it's called? I thought that had the opposite effect with fans and writers, making them wank him even more.
I was talking about a story that happened pretty soon after Tower of Babel, it had a similar background but ended with another villain hacking Batmans private global security system, that only belonged to him and which he used to spy on every metahuman in the world, because he was too goddamn paranoid, this ended with many people dead and Batman at the end of that storyline was on the verge of committing a murder and only the Justice League could prevent him from shooting someone in the face.
Batman when written by competent writers is far from being a mary sue, he's very intelligent and is a master of martial arts but even then he gets his ass kicked a lot. I mean look at the original Bane story, it ended with Batman having his back broken, look at the Jason Todd story when he wasn't able to save Jason, which ended up with Jason becoming a crazy murderer. Batman has also admitted that the reason he doesn't kill, is because if he would do it, he couldn't stop, that's because he's almost always on the verge of insanity.