That is not a reason to think batman will beat Superman all the time. Batman has been inconsistent too, not all writers write these characters 100% the same all the time. Even the weakest version of Superman would easily beat Batman, there really should be no arguing about it really.
Like you said, he is overpowered and that may produce incredibly lame and stupid stories but the matter of fact is, Superman can flick Batman and instantly kill him. Hell he can breathe and Bats would be dead. I really do not get how people can even argue this.
And it seems you are saying Bats wins only because of popularity so it does seem like you are agreeing so why are you so keen on arguing? You practically made the case for those you are debating against.
I am not arguing. I am saying batman would win because of popularity, but he is still winning. I was just replying to your post about his powers
Yah many characters are inconsistent. Wolverine takes a few days to heal his leg in Age of Ultron, a few hours to heal his entire body in AvX, and heals his whole body in a few seconds after being burnt to nothing but his exoskeloton in a different comic I read. But it still doesnt compare to the **** that goes on in Supes comics.
But the argument isn't if Batman would win in the comics written by writers, discussion is who will win plain and simple, Batman or Superman and the answer should be Superman 100% of the time.
I mean Batman has beaten Superman countless of times in the comics and that is the fact so there is no arguing that. No point to bring it up because as you already said, it is moot because it is written due to popularity.
And why reply about the powers as an "inconsistency" defense to the discussion? That doesn't mean Superman would/should lose because of his power inconsistency, it just makes no sense to mention it if it provides no valid point in the discussion. Even if Superman is only as powerful as a locomotive or leap tall building with a single bound or just faster than a speeding bullet, that is still enough to beat Batman 100% of the time if you remove the writers who would need to make a battle between the two interesting. That is the point, you just sounding like you hate Superman, which really isn't new but be logical on why he would lose, not because his powers have been written inconsistently over the decades.