I've been debating whether to get the new one.
My experience with Fire Emblem is pretty limited. I'm a big fan of strategy RPGs but when I played the first one on the GBA how many years ago (FE7 I guess?) it didn't really click for me. I didn't dislike it, but I wasn't a huge fan either so my interest in the other games as they came out was minimal. I've been considering trying it again though and now might be a good time.