I liked exploring the gauntlets (The Gauntlet is one of my favorite Robin stories!). The tease of the first Robin thing still makes me wary though. Dick is the first Robin; the name and costume are both tied to his character’s personal history. As long as those aspects remain, I’ll be interested in seeing where this story goes as I like seeing the Batfam interactions and mystery solving.
I found the AMA post above interesting, and can definitely see some of those perspectives at play.
It’s interesting to read this book while also reading the first issue of Robin and Batman. I agree that Dick has the chosen aspect, but he also did quite a bit of demanding (or rather do-it-yourself-ing) himself in those early days of becoming Robin.