I liked "Beetlejuice" when it came out and I still do. That was back when Baldwin wasn't known to be such a jerk. Plus Geena Davis was hot then (although never hotter than in "The Long Kiss Goodnight"). The casting in that movie was just great. But yeah, I agree, Burton is not all that great so I don't expect that I will like his take on "Dark Shadows."
I don't think I will have $400 to plunk down on a set of DVDs, though, so I guess my memories from childhood will have to suffice. And yeah, I do remember coming home after school and watching "Dark Shadows" so there is definitely a nostalgic connection there for me.