Original UT was fun. It had it's downsides and upsides. Weapons felt too weak, butdouble enforcer was infinitely more fun than anything in Q3. Maps weren't as creative as Q3, but were more entertaining in most cases. Graphics couldn't compare to Q3, but all the gloss in Q3 didn't add much to gameplay.
Overall I thought Q3 had the slight edge, but we gravitated more to UT for double enforcers, and for the stats. The stats made it, even if it was a simple cooperative 2 player game on the LAN. Looking at the stats after just made it great.
UT2K3 blew, much like U2, and I thought the original Unreal was vastly overrated.
I hope this is as good as everyone says, I have high hopes and low expectations - a decent combination to be easily impressed.
I'll check it out on Monday.