Lucas original intention was just to fix the Landspeeder shot, remove matte lines. Restore the picture and prepare a multi track audio mix for modern digital 5.1 systems.
If he had done only those things along with recomped effects and redone wipes and dissolves would fans still have been bothered? I mean if he had not used it as a testing ground for cartoon cgi to prep the prequels.
Added Dinosaurs and silly slapstick like the falling Jawa, or didn’t have Greedo shoot first.
I don’t think the new cgi X-wings scene works at all, much worse than the original model shots. The worst part the same pilot is in all the X-wings, and i think it was Jon Knoll inserting himself into the movie.
Yeah I really think we all would be a lot happier with the official releases if he had just cleaned up the film and stuck with his original intention for the special editions. I feel like if he had to add things to the content of the film, If it would have been deleted scenes(which were filmed at the same time as the films), it would have fit nicely compared to the CGI shots that in some cases stick out or didn’t age well.