Covers are fun. I sometimes discover a new song that I enjoy a lot. After then learning it’s a cover, it becomes an interesting process of defining your preference. I’ll give you an example. I first discovered the song Elastic Heart by Longfellow. And I thought, wow, this is a great song!
Only to then discover the original is by Sia. Not a bad song, but didn’t really do it for me.
But, when Sia then “covered” her own song into an acoustic version, I was fully onboard with that being the best version.