I don't think Bruce had many alternatives as to how he handled it - the paparazzi would have been all over this no matter how it was handled, so there was no way of keeping it secret. When that's the case, the brave thing is to embrace it (being out) and be proud of having the courage to do this knowing that it's going to be in the public eye.
Judging by the almost universal support Jenner is receiving, people like Dr. Phil ("Why bother, he's almost 80") look like neanderthals.
I don't think he'd agree that someone else who is 65 and needs help for depression or cataract surgery or a hip replacement would say "Why bother, you're almost 80?" Just goes to show that it's okey-dokey in their minds to attack people by catering to base ignorance. In their minds, ageism isn't right - unless you're trans. Sheesh.
What makes this worse is that there's less than a year between them. A real hypocrite.