@durakken: 1a) Your reasoning doesn't mesh with Dick's actions. A passionate person wouldn't run into a radioactive city or do half of the other feats Dick does on an issue basis. Dick's drive IS to do right, so much so that he continued Nightwing.
You're also taking personal responsibility from Tim here.
1b) Please provide panels or issues.
1c) What about the time Dick tutored Tim on patrolling the city blind in "Nightwing" #25?
1d) When has Dick dropped the ball? List some examples. What about the time Tim toyed with Captain Boomerang's life, but stopped when Batman arrived? Isn't that as close to criminal? What about Batman's murderous moments?
1e) Jason IS more experienced than Tim. Remember Jason had almost two years more experience before he died. After his resurrection Jason trained with the world's greatest assassins for four years before his return as Red Hood. Jason has more experience.
Oh, it's admissible. Damian got the drop on Tim.
1f) Dick has consistently shown the drive to serve. Removing crime from Bludhaven was serving. Leading the Titans without a costumed identity is serving. Heading a team when he prefers to fight alone is serving.
Dick has never retired, by the way. He's fallen back on his humor, yes. Shunned people out of shame? Sure. But he's never stopped his career. You sound bitter.
1g) Yes, Tim has a drive to do right, but so does Dick. Tim also panicked at the idea of losing his place as Robin. He acted as "Red" Robin because he didn't know what to do with himself. He wasn't brave enough to move on with his life. It's the same as when his father died. Tim kept active even when hiding from Bruce. When he's upset, he falls into obsession and murky behavior.
Dick, on the other hand, stepped up to lead the Bat-Family, the Justice League, and monitor Azrael.
Tim didn't dress as Batman to wake Dick up. He was enraged towards Jason for sullying the cowl. He got lost in emotion, wouldn't you know?
Tim was near the same age Dick was when he left the nest. Jason became the Red Hood around the same age. Don't get sore, it's a rite of passage. Would you consider that maybe Damian needed supervision more than Tim? What's a most direct way to rehabilitate Damian? Making him Robin. Is there a more direct way to rehabilitate someone like him? You're treating your favorite with kids' gloves.