I think Pierce Brosnan is the right actor, if they let him play it. I would love to see James Bond play the role like Pierce played Thomas Crown in The Thomas Crown affair. One of the draws of Sean Connery was his boys charm. It was like he was a kid playing a game. That is exactly the role of Thomas Crown.
Bond has been reduced to gadgets, car chases, and explosion. I want the mischevious charm of classic James Bond back. It could be back if they, the directors and studios, decided to go that route.
What do you think needs to be done to make James Bond awesome again? (Other than clone Sean Connery, or find some way to make him young again.)