I never stated anywhere in my post that a female villain had to be a love interest, I was explaining the purpose of Rachel Dawes in the first two films and proposed my own theory of how a new love interest could be introduced and used. I was responding to a poster who stated their confusion over what Racehel's purpose was in the films.
Sigh. This is why we need news.
My bad, hon - I wasn't really busting your chops specifically on that score, just pointing out that all of us were making the assumption that female villain=love interest.