There are three types of women in this world: Team Big, Team Aiden, and Team Too Boring to Watch Sex And The City. If you haven't marathoned SATC on E!, Big is like Logan and Aiden is like Dean from Gilmore Girls. IDK, that's the only analogy I could come up with that Nice Girls who don't watch SATC might relate to.
Anyway, Darren Star—the creator of SATC and the Shonda Rhimes of the early 2000s—revealed that he originally wanted Alec Baldwin instead of Chris Noth to play Mr. Big. That is truly life-changing. Alec definitely would have mastered the emotional detachment and aloofness. Plus he and Natasha would've made a great couple. But Alec also went on to play Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock, so he's the ultimate NYC millionaire pro. Guess it all worked out in the end.
I guess we'll never really know who would have been a better Mr. Big, but I think I speak for all of us when I say Chris Noth did a damn good job. I could do without him on Law & Order: Criminal Intent tho.