I am not as old as EB (sorry, bro) but my feelings about Bond are smiliar. But along with the action, though, it was why the action was happening. Was it happening to advance the plot, or was it more of Michael Bay-type action, for the sake of stuff blowing up. There was some intense action in Skyfall, but it seemed to all have its appropriate place within the movie and was paced well throughout, unlike, say, DAD, in which all the action got tedious, because at some point I lost interest in what the story was actually all about.
Count me pumped for this movie.