Hey hey hey! No insulta the original Starbuck!
Why? He's a bitter douche bag who thinks that everything in modern television is OMG LYBERALLL BUSHITT!
New Battlestar = HOLY SHIT it's NOT just about badly done space battles. Story is badass.
Old Battlestar = HOLY SHIT it's ALL about badly done space battles. Story is non existant!
And I have seen the original (watched it on SciFi just before the Miniseries aired a couple years back) and I have to say....it was terrible even for the 70s.