Birthright is much better than Secret Origin if you ask me.
I would most definitely agree that Mark Waid's Birthright is vastly superior to Geoff Johns Secret Origin. With Secret Origin it just felt like Johns heart wasn't really in it and he just phoned it in with no real effort, like they basically forced him to sit down and write it against his will. Compare that with Waid's Birthright where you definitely feel Waid's energy and determination to do the story right and bring new ideas to the table. With Johns it felt like his thinking was "There is really no point writing yet another version of Superman's origin" and it shows in the story's sloppy, disenchanted execution.