It took me a decade and a half to finally watch the 2003 reboot. I really missed out. The story is superb, the acting and whole deal. Even the parts I thought could have been done better, were much better than 97% of everything else out there.
Now, to really nerd up the topic, I think that the 2003 BSG could have been the ‘in universe’ precursor to the 1978 BSG. I’ll let you watch the later show to the end of the 4th season to figure out why. I also think that the Bladerunner/Aliens storylines could occur within the 2003 BSG universe. “All this has happened before and all this will happen again.” - might be something that a replicant might say, hmm?
Plus, 2 Edward James Olmos stories are better than 1.