Perhaps the problem is that I came to BNW after a long immersion in dystopian SF. After that diet, Huxley's vision seemed hackneyed and wan, the neologisms crude, the worldbuilding perfunctory. 1984, with which it's so often paired in critical comparison/contrast as to be a cliche (and one which Atwood duly trots out), seems to me an immeasurably superior achievement. But so does The Time Machine.
Am I the only one out there who feels that Brave New World is significantly overrated?