@entropy_aegis: It still doesn't make sense why a guy who can fight Superman has problems with the Joker. It's CIS and insulting to the reader. Batman at this point should be DC's Iron Man.
Also the point I am making for Bruce being human is many give him extra credit for "just being human." But he may as well not be. As you say he is an archetype and transcends flesh and blood. Maybe that's why I prefer Green Arrow to him.
Personally, I'll take the Batman from the Court of Owls or the Arkham game series over Iron-Bat.
How is it insulting when Joker himself has shown on numerous occasions that he is capable of hanging with more powerful characters? he's beaten Deathstroke(the comic was written by Deathstroke's own creator) and created a nuke,I think it's time people stop underestimating the clown.
He is still just human by comic standards.