Maybe it's just me but I think it's actually a good thing that Bane isn't monstrously as huge as most people would like as he was in the comics. It's actually alot better at viewing him as both a combative and intellectual a.ssassin. If he was just some big brute people would forget that he's actually just as menacing with his intelligence and hand to hand skills because they'd be so fixated on his sheer size. For some reason he looks alot more impressive doing combat with Batman being around the same size as him. The bigger someone is the less impressive it looks when they whoop someone's a$$ who's smaller than them. Nolan wants to really push the fact that he's Batman's intellectual equal if not greater, it would be hard to emphasize that if he looked like some juice head just like it's hard to imagine a blonde bytch with a phat a.ss and big t*ts as a rocket scientist.
It aint just you. This look of this Bane in this world makes sense. If people want to see a hulking brute monster of a Bane f!ghting Batman they can conveniently Netflix it up, grab Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin and get a bang outta life.
If you want to see an opposing physical and intellectual threat for a sophisticated Batman and realistic Gotham...from the looks of the trailers, Nolan will deliver July 20th.