Hope u don't come out of this hating Tim too badly and instead see why he was the most popular Robin for so long! It's why his N52 version hurts sooo much.
He was the most popular because he was the only one, really. There wasn’t a competition. In the competition between him, Bart and Kon in Young Justice, I chose Kon and Bart. If we’re counting Dick’s limited appearance in the batbooks I’m the 90s, I picked Dick.
I have very limited exposure to new 52 Tim. I know he’s a Sue and nothing like the original Tim and I’ve hated every panel I’ve seen of him, but I was not ignorant of Tim from Post-Crisis. Post-Crisis is kind of my thing.
I didn’t read all of Tim’s solo run or much of late Post-Crisis. What I’ve seen of Red Robin I’ve been ambivalent on for a variety of reasons. The Tim I retained was mainly from the Young Justice comic, some of his solo run I kept up with and with later influence from the Teen Titans run in 2003 and assorted team and crossover books, and as late Post-Crisis set in I wasn’t happy about the mini-Bat that DC was selling.
We’ll see where I end up after exposure to absolutely everything he’s been in.