If I may poke my head in here and add a thought or two?
It is without saying that, generally speaking, with little or no reservation, that Tom's stories are far more original than much of what came after him, both in the original series and in the modern.
Having said that, I find that had Christopher Eccleston stayed on for a 2nd or 3rd series, his era could be quite good. As it is, it seems overpopulated with Slitheen, irritating boy genuises, flirting bisexual captains, and CGI Daleks. Well, I like the Daleks bit, but the rest seems overdone. David Tennant IS highly overrated, I feel, with lovestruck companions and episodes where he is seemingly at the recieving end (also a problem for the Doctor by the late 1980s) and too eager to offer mercy to the baddies. Plus the whole "Lonely God" story arc was overlong and rendered nearly redundant with the constant resurrections of the Daleks, the Master and even the Time Lords themselves and the revelations made with all their appearances. The Time War need not have happened at all.
Matt Smith? He is so far more like an old-school Doctor but has yet to prove himself as a keeper. But nothing these these last three can do can equal them to Tom and his remarkable run.
Just my thoughts for whatever they may be worth.