I simply did not see the point of trying to explain why Michael Myers was what we was. OK, big deal, he had a shitty childhood. So fucking what? I didn't need to know that. Michael was a force of pure evil as far as I was concerned, and I had no burning desire to know "why".
I could go on and on about why so many of these remakes are inferior, and most of them are, but I don't see what that has to do with the originals. No shitty remake of "Planet of the Apes" is going to diminish my love of the original, and that's that.