For me from that first prolonged chase scene with Daniel Craig I was taken with this latest Bond rendition. My youngest brother is the one who pointed out that the Sean Connery version had a witty lighter and warmer side, which he preferred. Daniel Craig is my favorite with Sean Connery a close second. Both have had excellent subsequent careers after their Bond adventures.
Did you ever see Our Man Flint or its sequel In Like Flint, with James Coburn in the Bond-spoofs of 1966 & 67? My brother was a film major who produced a spoof of the Bond series as well, which was quite hilarious and exceptional for a college student.