Lee Goldberg considers opposite takes on Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica and remakes/updates/retellings in general.
For the most part, I agree with Lee: Ron Moore's taking over BG is similar to Frank Miller's run of DAREDEVIL comics. His stories of Daredevil's origins were different from Stan Lee's before him, but many fans prefer Miller's telling.
Though no version of GALACTICA has really interested me, I applaud Moore for adding depth. I only regret the show's name because it brings to mind 70s cheese. I suppose the title draws as many viewers as it repels. In my opinion, calling it something else--perhaps as simple as GALACTICA--would more accurately represent Moore's attempt to be fresh.