Yeah, they've become too comic booky as of late.
Bram Stoker's Dracula
was awesome not because of his supernatural abilities, but because of his charisma and personal power. An entire country feared him not because he could flip a carriage as an afterthought, but because he was the ultimate stalker and predator. Skulking in the dark of night, entrancing and seducing his prey, and feasting upon them until he's had his fill.
That's the only real requirement for a vampire. SupermanLite... not so much.