100% agree. Never understand why people get so het up about remakes. As if all of a sudden the original version will cease to be!!!
If anything it lets people who would never have heard of the original have a chance to check it out (Fright Night, Piranha, Infernal Affairs) and on some occasions it betters the original (Oceans Eleven, Ben Hur).
End of the day, a film getting remade makes no difference to the quality of the original. I'm actually looking forward to some of the remakes on their way - RoboCop, Evil Dead - far more than some of the sequels slated for the near future - Hangover 3 and Smurfs 2 I'm looking at you!!