Heh, reminds me of the complaints people have about the Miller/Brubaker origin of Catwoman.
So rather than a troubled young woman who ended up drifting into prostitution due to the horrible social services in pre-Batman Gotham, only to pick herself up after the world tried to grind her beneath it's boot and metaphorically conquer the world, she became a cat burgular that pretended to be a non-contact dominatrix while she was hiding from the Mob.
One's tragic but gives Selina a reason for wanting to make the neighbour a better place when she got over her "my childhood and teen years were horrible, the world owes me!" phase (covering Miller through to Balent) and into her "how can I use my wealth and skills to make sure no one else goes through what I did?" phase (Brubaker to the end of her last series).
The other... implies she was always selfish with no motivation for why she decides to start helping those who can't help themselves.