Was it perfect? Absolutely not.
Was it a hell of a ride? You bet your ass it was.
It'd be hard for any movie to follow The Dark Knight. Unfortunately, The Dark Knoght Rises doesn't quite live up to its predecessor... but it also doesn't let it down. I really enjoyed them bringing the League of Shadows full circle, and also quite liked Bane as a villian (including the horrendous mask). However, it was a bummer when he ended up being thrown to the side. Anne Hathaway as Catwoman was also something.... different. She excelled in some areas but failed in others. And again, kudos to both Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale for wrapping up a fantastic Batman trilogy.