Though i could make the case that this is a younger inexperienced Batman, who has not learned all the lessons that the Batman people love know today
I agree, which is why I gave some other things a pass. We are seeing Batman go from a novice to the master crime-fighter he will become one day, so I expect mistakes to be made. I don't mind in the Dark Knight that Batman was completely unprepared to deal with a complete aberration like the Joker, compared to the gangsters he was dealing with prior.
But the fundamental core of the character should be the same. Protecting the innocent and stopping criminals. Even though he is inexperienced, that goes out the window when he is trying to settle down with Rachel after only being Batman for about a year. That's out of character anyway you slice it. Same with the disregard for the police during the batmobile chase in Begins.
Just to add to the discussion, this pic really kind of sums up Batman to me.
I love the Nolan films a lot, but Batman is the one character the he seems to really not have a strong handle on. I think my favorite "Batman" moment from the Nolan films was when he throws the gadget to the kid in Begins as his parents argue in the background. Ironically even though the Burton Batman did kill some thugs, ultimately I still felt like his Batman really captured the true spirit of the character. He was completely driven, brooding, Keaton was intimidating in the suit, and he had a gleam in his eye that evinced intelligence. I get very little of that from Bale's Batman.