I liked the "reboot" of the franchise. Much like the Electra character in The World is Not Enough, Vesper has multiple layers which make her fascinating.
Reminded me of the recent Batman movie. Take it back to the beginning and start over. I wanted Clive Owen and was mad at the Daniel Craig choice, but he did a good job. He can do the action scenes (that chase with the guy on the construction side was crazy), and he showed how 007 went from a thug to "half monk/half hitman" effectively. Switching from Baccarat to Poker made sense given the current poker craze (since 80% of moviegoers don't even know HOW to play Baccarat). All in all really well done. And no bogus CGI like that surfing down the iceberg fiasco from the last Brosnan film.