- Base-Breaking Character: Though she only got to appear once, Jessie Bradshaw in the '80s series wasn't very liked by classic Quest fans for feeling like a shoehorned-in love interest for Jonny. Those who liked the character wished that she could appear more, although Jessie Bannon would more or less wind up filling the original Jessie's part.
- Ear Worm: Despite being remixed the opening theme is still pretty good.
- The Scrappy: There is a visible hatedom for Hardrock, who many of which feel was a bad addition to the Quest Team.
- Shipping: While a lot that was present in the original series is still present here, Jessie Bradsaw's arrival ads some for her with Jonny. Of course given some prefer the later version of a girl named Jessie, there is a minor idea to pair her with the red-head girl from the original Jonny Quest, Denise Lor.
- So Okay, It's Average: The change in tone always was rather controversial. While the sense of crazy adventure is still there, it feels less big than in the original. For a lot of people this is average.
- When the DVD was promoted after its release it became obvious on social media plenty of people still say First Installment Wins.
YMMV / The New Adventures of Jonny Quest