Another thing about that: having a gentler, fainter version of Obi-Wan as the critical mentor provides a sense of continuity between films. They’re the same characters and, while they’ve grown, can still harken back to where they started. There needs to be some sort of reminder about that to help fuel Anakin getting fed up with him on Mustafar. “Don’t lecture me, Obi-Wan!”
Does that jive with TCW? Not really, even if it is a better take on these characters. But it does work better as follow-up to Episode II, which is what’s most important.
And hey, Mala already expressed interest in updating the alternate audio tracks, so that ought to be to the liking of anyone desiring these sorts of adjustments.
Hmmmmmmmm… I cannot promise anything, but it miiiiight be worth reissuing TAS, even if I don’t change anything, just to include Mala’s audio tracks in the main release. I’ll have to think about this; it’s never a trivial amount of work.