I liked the remake better, primarily because I liked the reimagined Barbara and Cooper's death. In the original she was such a wall flower. In the remake she started that way, then had no choice but to get tough...and then she offed Cooper. I love that. I also liked Ben's death better in the remake.
The original does have a place in my heart, though.
As far as remakes go, I'm really not that excited about yet another remake of this particular movie, though I agree that filming it in Black and White would be a good way to go. I was working on a very low budget zombie flick a couple days ago and suggested to the writer that he do that very thing, since the fx budget was so low. Shadows, blacks are much darker in B&W. I told him to watch the '68 version for ideas on how to save money. Such as violence off screen. Less gunplay, more improvised weapons (as he for various reasons cannot use squibs)stuff like that. He listened to my ideas, chose a few, discarded the rest. Unfortunately, for various reasons I had to leave the project, but I wish him the best of luck.
I'll take a wait and see attitude, but I'd rather film makers come up with more original ideas. If we're to get remakes I'd rather see remakes of movies that weren't so good originally. Ones that could definetly use some improvement. NOTLD is about perfect already...I'm not certain how one could improve upon it.