I agree with you. Its also for me that the 744 is the bestlooking 747, and the 743 the least. With the long upperdeck the 747 needs the more graceful longer wings with winglets to have a balanced look. Same applies to the 777. the 772 looks great, the 773 is ugly and is out of proportion.
And "Sic transit gloria mundi" is latin and means something like "Thats how the world´s glory is coming down". With that I meant that the Queen of the once most powerful empire of the world now has to use "ordinary" transport for her flights while some little princes in her former colonies fly private Jumbo Jets!