I’ve never liked this idea, especially when it comes to plans against other heroes. It’s part of that annoying “Bat-God” trope. Writers took elements from Dark Knight Returns, folded them into then-modern stories and we ended up with a paranoid Batman who has to always have plans against everyone just to show he’s the best in the world even though he doesn’t have powers (powers don’t make a hero, I should add, but it comes off as an inferiority complex with some writers)
My biggest gripe? Batman’s plans usually get stolen and used against the heroes. Tower of Babel and the whole Brother Eye thing were two shining examples.