Once upon a time in a childhood far, far away, I loved the original BSG. With special effects harkening to the then-recently-first-released "Star Wars" (the original Star Wars, "Episode IV"), BSG rocked!
But BSG has matured over the decades since and I'm pretty pleased with the reworked version. It's kind of fun seeing echos of the original in the names and characters and seeing how they differ from the old version. The new version is a bit grittier, a bit darker, and that's appropriate given the genocidal theme of the series.