Another point about Alfred... In the 1949 serial, he put on the Batman costume and served as a decoy when Bruce was kidnapped. He was hands on even back then.
I also had a thought... I like the idea of Katana becoming the new Robin. And somehow I imagined her costume being black but without losing the basic design that makes it recognizable as Robin. Here
's a rough photoshop job I did. I'd probably even take out the yellow lining on the inside of the cape and just have a yellow rim, but if some contrast is needed, then leaving it in isn't a problem.
I think it's fair to say that I've warmed up to the show. They gave us some new twists I wouldn't have thought of and made them work. With Nolan's Batman, I was always curious about what each member of the familiar rogues gallery would be like, but with this show, I'm not that curious. If they put the focus on an entirely new set of villains I wouldn't mind at all.