There are some old games that have been brouth to us in new dressup and it worked well.
With scrabble the original in my mind still holds its place as one of the best of the lot.
And there is quite a substantial lot of adaptions to this game. But luckily only in size and buildquality.
"The original" benefits from good readability, a helpful counting print on one side to faster sum up your points and a good size for the coffe table.
Not perfect enough? Get the 50th year anniversay edition (same colours!) for a bit more instead.