The Time Lord wrote:*slinks over from corner of the forum*
TBH, a lot of the complaints I see are 'The Daleks are stupid!' 'River's annoying!' 'I hate Amy!' 'Moffat's a hack!'
On the first point, we haven't actually seen Moff's Daleks' do anything yet; they were restored, then buggered off to amass themselves. Outside their cameos TBB and TWoRS, we haven't seen them in a proper villain role; and while the designs are stupid, let's be honest here - some (emphasis on the some, before someone burns me) of the Classic Who designs were awful, and yet it was what they did that made them memorable.
As for the others, I can't really argue for or against them; it's really a matter of opinion and taste as to who enjoys what. At the end of the day, some people are gonna love Moffat's work and some people are gonna hate it - same with Russell's. But as long as we've got new adventures with our favourite Madman in a Box, I'm still going to watch.
Classic designs for monsters were constrained by a mix of budget, technology and time. They didn't have the modern latex rubbers, the animatronics and CGI for those creatures too expensive to realise in a solid form.
As for the Daleks... or rather Fatleks, the fan video "Dalek that Time Forgot" shows these Daleks in action, and they still look terrible. They can write the most amazing Dalek story ever, but if you spend the episode laughing your panties off at the way they look all semblence of terror, evil and cunning are lost.