I still prefer the original. It was the last one I played (SC2 being the first) and will always feel the best to me.
This one. It's by far the best one available to date.
My ignore list is exclusive to trolls only. I should warn you though, it's crowded and the trolls imprisoned within are mean, anti-social and well... ignored.
1. Soul Calibur
2. Soul Calibur 2(gamecube version only), just because of Link :)
The original will always be one of my favorite games ever, let alone my favorite SC.
I had a few chances to play against some of the best SC1 players in the US...it was so much fun to see the different styles each super-competitive player brought to the table. SC2 was fun for a while too but I just couldn't get into it like SC1.