I voted it is better. I voted the engine is the strong point. I don't really understand how anyone could not appreciate the new engine. It works far better than version 2 which made no sense! The engine in version 2 was flat out broken.
With that said, I understand some of the complaints about version 3 as the setup is monotonous. I have yet to set my team up and i am in week 6. Eventually I hope to get my settings from the Beta world into my team in Yost, but so far I have lost interest each time I have tried and/or ran out of time or a combo of both. I can see why some coaches crave the simplicity of version 2.
Overall, this was rushed and I think it will cost Wis a lot of coaches. Had they waited and ironed out the kinks, all these new faces in game might have stuck around. Not sure they will as it stands right now even though version 3 seems to be a better product.