Spence said, “ Respectfully, I think these scenes feel like their missing only because you know they exist. If we weren’t aware they existed, it wouldn’t feel off to not include them.”
Right on! It’s hard for some people to view an edit with a fresh mind but that’s the whole point. An edit is creating something new.
I don’t care much when someone raves about how great an edit is unless they give details which resonate with me.
One thing I never needed was a CW version of Star Wars where baby Leia remarks to a bizarre acting Santa Claus Bail Organa that she’s not a real Organa. I wish I could unsee that.