I think I only watch ANH:R sometimes because I already have it, since some of the changes sort of bother me (like making the Death Star explosion feel less epic than the Alderaan explosion.)
The Alderaan explosion always been more epic than the Death Stars, hasn't it? Is there a version of Star Wars where that isn't the case?
In '77, Alderaans huge fireball with chunks flying out dwarfed the Death Stars little 'Pop!' and glitter show. In all versions of the SE, the same ring has been added to both explosions, so Alderaan still has the better bang. I just watched both go boom in Revisited and I'd say the new Death Star explosion at least equals Alderaans.
I don't mean to go off topic, just found this interesting.
Adywan's Alderaan explosion is the explosion of the Asgard homeworld on Stargate SG-1. This explosion is MUCH more massive than that of either the classic or SE Alderaan explosions, and the sound effect is different and somehow smaller, such that his Alderaan explosion dramatically dwarfs his Death Star blowing up.
Sure, Alderaan is a planet and so should cause a bigger boom, but we're supposed to get this feeling of elation or exhileration from the Rebels blowing up the most powerful weapon in the universe at the last possible moment. Unfortunately, the feeling I get while watching Adywan's edit is "meh, the first explosion was better."