Yup, there are fans who skip the 200X characters.
But I'm not one of them.
I was born in '75 and although I was collecting MOTU from the beginning in '82 (I love Pre-Filmation; it's my second favorite era next to 200X), I thought 200X took the MOTU that I knew and loved as a kid and made it even better by leaps and bounds for me as an adult. I'm all about improvement and I'm not as held by my childhood feelings as some of the other fans. If a better modern idea for an old nostalgic character presented itself, then I'm all for change, by all means make an old concept even better today.