7 days ago:
This is a really complicated question, I guess. I, personally, played all the remakes before their original games, so the nostalgia is out of it. And, with so many performance and graphics improvements and new features and things, it's really hard to say the old ones are "better," or even equal. But, because without the original you'd never have the remake, I don't think it's fair to compare them.
My first game was Pearl so maybe I'll have more to add in a couple years when I play the Gen IV remake. :P