I’m a child of the 80’s/90’s, and while I agree that “Episode IV: A New Hope” is how I was introduced to “Star Wars” and how I experienced it until 2006, I’ve really grown to like, and prefer, the purity of the original theatrical crawl. Knowing now that my nostalgia for it was the product of some of the earliest tinkering on the film and an early precursor to the SE changes, now just pisses me off when I remember back on it. I’ve taken to referring to the film just as “Star Wars”, and educating people on the non-existence of “Episode IV: A New Hope” when they perpetuate the misconception.
I can see wanting to have it available, it really is a part of the film’s history, even though it is more than just a subtitle, but the reworking of the arrangement of all the following text and it also messes up music cues during the sequence. It would be good to have it available, even though I don’t think I’ll be going back to it, as it’ll just irk me anymore.
Also, I’m pretty sure Harmy said he’s okay with someone doing it, he just doesn’t intend to do it himself.