Do you like any of the '50's, '60's, or '70's stories? Do you like the dark, grim'n'gritty version of Batman, or the light-hearted swash-buckling version? You MAY be getting some bad advice, depending upon the version you like.
What's the last Batman tale you read? What were your feelings about it?
There has been a definitive version since 1986, and that's what he is tracking in his e-mail.
So go get your Adam West fix and let the rest of us enjoy the intended version of the character.
Do a little research on Bob Kane and on the media coverage on "Dark Knight Returns," and I think that should cover it.