Ok, in NO WAY does that compare to the original Japanese opening themes in ANY way... but I have to admit that may be my one guilty pleasure with CardCaptors. It's a horrible opening theme I know, I know. And it does the American cartoon theme song cliche of saying the name of the show in the theme OVER AND OVER AND OVER... but for some reason, I (kind of) like that theme. Believe me, I've heard worse.
But yeah, I love Cardcaptor Sakura and found it atrocious what Nelvana did to it. Thank goodness for Pioneer and their releases of the original Japanese version.
But seriously... "Expect the unexpected"? REALLY?