I think there was a bit too much "Cass's pain is the most important" comparison, and not enough giving Steph her own plotline and motivations (to be fair, it is Cass's book, but it does fit the pattern of the other anon who thinks Puckett had a lot more limitations than most fans do).
If Cass fans treated issue #27 like it was actually a negative thing, I'd have much less of a problem with it. But both they and I would argue the book act like breaking Steph's jaw was 1) perfectly justified, because Puckett writes Steph as overly whiny (inconsistent with almost all of her other appearances to that point) and like it's mostly a joke, given the rhythm of the scenes.
Miller did somewhat rely on the "Steph was a bit too annoying and not nearly as competent" in relation to the Grey Ghost plotline, which is a bit disappointing, but I do think that there was a clear arc of Steph gaining skill and seriousness through her experience as Robin, War Games, and Dixon's return arc. To be fair to Miller as well, he was dealing with Steph after a full year of Fabian Nicieza trying to prove that Steph is not only incredibly incompetent, but also possibly becoming a villain. So while I'd like to believe Miller didn't think Steph sucked before she was Batgirl (and the Bruce Wayne: The Road Home one shot indicates that he does believe she was always worth training and growing), continuity clearly was that Steph had MASSIVELY screwed up just before becoming Batgirl.
I think Batman fanboys can be irritating - like any fanboys, Steph fanboys included. But I think the attitude of deliberately trying to make them seethe is just as obnoxious as Dan Slott and his deliberate wars with fans who disagreed with his plotting. Puckett just happened to be a much better writer than Slott.>>130245615
It is a much better issue. I dunno. Just thinking through things from other anon's perspective a bit, given how much I hate the preceding issue.