I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said but I feel strongly about this as do all of you.
I cancelled my pre-order (and told Amazon why) and have gone through 20+ pages of reviews on Amazon, saying all the 1-star reviews were helpful and all the 5-star reviews were not.
After the 1997 and 2004 pointless and crap changes to the OT, further 2011 changes (eg Nooooo, krayt dragon) were to be expected. But Lucasfilm seems to have blatantly lied at their recent press event. The technical fixes only apply to those shots and not the entire films. There is no point to this official release, we're better off with the HD fan preservations.
I'm bummed about not getting the deleted scenes and even the PT for posterity (I think I already have all the old docs from preservations, I don't really need them in HD) but I'll live. Especially if the deleted scenes make it onto youtube soon.
And if I break down and crumble, I'll buy the box from eBay so Lucasfilm doesn't see a penny of my purchase and my demand for it isn't officially recognized.
The only way to stop GL's nonsense and get the technical restorations these films deserve is to vote with our wallets.
And in terms of spreading our opinion, we need to do it in a calm and rational manner. Otherwise we get written off as fanboys. We need to emphasis the lack of technical fixes (color timing, compression etc) and Lucasfilm's lies/misrepresentation of making those fixes rather than complain about a noise we hear for 2 seconds from an offscreen monster; again, that labels us as fringe crazies. While I agree completely about how the "Noooo" changes the emotional impact of that scene, the average joe reading about this change won't make that connection, or at least won't feel it so significantly. That alone would not be enough to turn them off this set.
Eternal thanks to all here who are keeping the faith alive. 1977-1983 forever!