Yes RE Remake completely out classes the Original. It's the only RE game I have no gripes about on any level.I can see your points Murrdogg - This thread is so interesting to me because everyone has very valid reasons for their personal choices and it all makes sense. Every RE title has SOMETHING going for it and our personal interactions with the game shape our experiences very differently which is interesting in itself. Except for for people who love RE6 above everything else. Those people just made a mistake. haha.
As for the replayability of RE3 versus RE3R, I think both gave value in different ways. I think RE3 original has the edge since the decision making system actually gave you more options leaving me to WANT to play the game a second or third time. RE3R made the game super fun and then added more variety in harder difficulties which added some room to want to play more, but after beating it 6 or 7 times to get the Platinum, I was just super annoyed with it. How many times did I do that hospital attack??? TOO MANY TIMES.
But like I have said in other threads, I think all of the remakes are solid games, but RE2R and RE3R are just not as good as their original counterparts since their focus is more on immediate gameplay and graphical qualities while the originals were about being lost in a stark landscape and surviving. The only remake that completely eclipses the original is the original REmake.
Since I didn't get to grow up on the original RE games, the tank controls and stutter transition for camera angles have to be automatic gripes for me. Just more annoying than scary for someone who didn't grow up on them. I bought the original RE 2 & RE 3 recently, but never finished them mainly for those reasons. Also the voice acting is drastically of different quality.
The Original RE 2 & RE 3 are games I can watch to enjoy but not games I can personally play.
I personally have played RE 1 through RE 3 Remakes more than 20 times each at this point.