I think I'm the only one who enjoyed the first one with Affleck . I never saw any reason why they couldn't just pick up from the end of that one, it's not like you even have to really acknowledge it, but they already had a universe set up.
In all honesty though, I'd love for Daredevil to revert to Disney so that he could show up in a future Avengers film, or at least so we know he exists in that "universe."
I liked the director's cut version.
I should have clarified. I enjoyed the movie, but didn't fall in love with it till I saw the Director's cut. Sadly my copy was stolen when I was living with a bunch of guys I worked with, never got around to buying it again, but I should.