Is Starcraft : Brood War actually better than Starcraft II

I'm not talking about the graphic , i'm talking about the gameplay , balance , strategy . I always thought Sc2 was better because its gameplay were much easier to learn and more unit for each race ( which I believe will make the game more creative ) but lately i see alot of people say that Starcraft Brood war is better because the balance is almost perfect and high level players dedicate their life to it .