The Hollywood Reporter released an article today called the "The Complicated Legacy of The Dark Knight" and it address some of the aftershock the film caused for almost every comic book film following after it.
I love the film, I do have to agree that its THE single best CBM as of right now however it isn't my favorite Batman film. As someone who has seen years of development and different incarnations of the character(s) this will never be MY Batman. From this movie onward the Nolan films felt like a James Bond film, he took a more grounded route and approach to the character and removed many of the aspects that a comics and super heroes have. Now as someone who has grown up seeing thousands of different incarnations of the character, I'm able to see this film as just another incarnation and enjoy it for what it is. However as mentioned in the article, many of general audience sees this as the staple version of the character which simply isn't true.
BVS was the biggest blow back felt by TDK's shockwave. Thousands of people failing to understand this was a different vision for the character, something darker and more gritty than the previous version, similar to what Frank Miller did when he wrote "The Dark Knight Returns" which BVS is largely inspired by. Instead of following this different incarnation of the character through his journey, the General audience turned it away as it wasn't what they believed to be "the staple"
Putting expectations onto characters only sets up for an unenjoyable experience. We've seen it in BVS and even more recently with The Last Jedi. People are failing to understand that they don't own these characters and never will, they will always be changing and adapting to the story that is being told.
We still have people to this day saying Toby is their Spider-Man and that they don't care for anyone else playing the character. People haven't been able to adapt to change as easily as they should be with these characters. The MCU got lucky with the fact they haven't had any large scale interpretations of their characters besides Spider-Man. There has been 6 different live action Batmen compared to the one single Captain America.