@Reignmaker: Honestly I have not bought a Batman issue since they reintroduced Freeze and did a horrible job making him another throw away rogue for Batman to beat up on for an issue or two.
I found Freeze's new story to be way deeper. They took the old MO that Freeze had and turned it into a figment of his (psychotic) imagination, which means not only is Batman dealing with an incredibly intelligent scientist hellbent on saving his wife, but he's doing that while simultaneously trying to convince Freeze it's not reality. Ever try to convince someone who was love stricken that it's all in their head? Can be harder to do than just beating someone up. Thus, they added more depth to the character, but I guess I'm the only one here willing to critically analyze the situation. It's also kind of like Manti T'eo...lol
You see I found it the opposite possibly because its highly influenced by the background of Norman Bates from Psycho. So to me they took aspects that Dini gave him that showed how twisted and how far you would go for love and how that can break a human. In many ways you felt bad for Freeze you thought is he truly a villain or just someone willing sacrifice everything to save his wife. This new Freeze is psychotic something completely new for Batman villains, Snyder managed to remove everything that made him a unique Batman villain the philosophical aspect of Dini's Freeze is lost he is now only a psychopath with a cold gun. So were was the new depth that was added? he is incredibly one dimensional.
So I guess you are not the only person that with is willing to analyze a character.