Follower of the Way
I was a big fan of how the later 4e stuff depicted Kord.While that's fair, D&D also has examples of gods punishing the wrong people or going to extremes to hide or brush off their own mistakes. And there are hints and threads of lore that show the Ruby Dragons isn't always the most benevolent (He is TN after all, so mercy or understanding aren't a necessity though I'm sure he is capable of also being those things) and is capable of making such mistakes.
Truthfully though, I love that there are various different depicts of the gods from different angles. It creates fun thought experiments that can lead to fun subversion of the more commonly accepted lore. For example, I really like the First World versions of Bahamat and Tiamat, because it gives both depth that can be further explored. And those subversions can bleed into their creations.
In the earlier things, he came across as a bit of a dumb jock with a heart of gold type. The later stuff, however, characterizes him as much more similar to Batman, playing by his own rules, being CRAZY prepared, doing whatever it takes to prevent another disaster like the Dawn War.
I like to think that both of them are aspects of his nature, rather than either being the "correct" view. He is both the carousing older brother type, loud and boisterous, maybe a bit thick-headed but well-meaning and genuine, AND the grizzled veteran, cunning and unrelenting, incredibly useful as an ally but very bullheaded, and dangerous when acting alone. There may even be other sides of his nature as well.