I never could get into nuBSG because of its "down-to-earth" approach. A show about people NOT from Earth (and as it turned out, 150 thousand years in the past), but then everything was from Earth. English names and alphabet, contemporary props, etc... . Way too weird.
Yeah. At least Star Trek isn't weird right? Almost every species is humanoid with frightingly familiar societies and customs, inter-species babies, every civilization developing Warp Drive roughly at the same time, Earth the center of a vast Federation only 200 years after first contact...
And I agree with Greg Cox, BSG was infinitely better than the old one, and in some ways better than Star Trek.
If you were a kid in the 70's, the old Battlestar was a fine show. But that was back then...