Just because there’s little hope doesn’t take away the point AT ALL.
I believe he’s saying there’s little point in “aggressively confronting the subject,” not that there’s no point in wanting the original versions.
Like, let’s just take it as read that anyone who contributes posts to the ongoing conversation at a place called “originaltrilogy.com” is someone who wants the original versions made commercially available and purchasable by Disney/Lucasfilm.
If we do that, if we start from the assumption that everyone here wants the original versions to be made available, then you’d think the instances of people getting aggressively confrontational when talking about it should decrease, right? Because it’s recognized at that point there’s common ground we’re all standing on.
Hopefully I didn’t misunderstand the request there, but that’s how I read it. Not that people should give up on wanting things that are perfectly reasonable to want. But I’m reading Ronster’s post as saying people will and should question why we don’t have what we want yet, but they should also maybe not be so angry/aggressive when trying to discuss it with other likeminded people.