IMO,Battle for the cowl was nothing more than some editorially mandated fiat. Tony Daniel has literally no experience as a writer, aside from a few projects here and there he was merely the artist on Morrison's run on Batman. He was going about his day when Didio called him and told him that he was writing Battle for the Cowl. I can only imagine his reaction. Which leads to a lot of question especially since the call was on Didio's part. Moreover I loved his art on Morrison's run, he was the type of artist that seem to work hard to improve his craft and he improved leaps and bounds over the course of the title. However, I hated his art on BftC, the panels were sloppy, the faces were muddled, the poses were unrealistic, it was just not up to the standard to what I usually expect from Daniel. The story itself was nothing impressive, it was as thin as tissue paper, we know Dick was going to become Batman, we know Tim was going to become Red Robin and we know that Damien was going to become Red Robin. So what was the need for a big event anyway. Couldn't they just finish the entire thing in Batman itself? No DC just needed a quick buck, which is understandable given the economy buy seriously Tony Daniel?
To summarize, Tony Daniel artist> Tony Daniel and Didio <anyone else except Queseda. Although I do wonder what would have happened if Morrison wrote BftC. However, with all said and done I'm still looking forward to Red Robin, I liked Chris Yost's writing in one of the BftC tie ins, Streets of Gotham, Gotham Sirens and Batman & Robin.