TV’s Frink said:
I don’t care about the metaphor. He said he won’t watch any new Star Wars until we get the OOT.
But we did get the OOT. Just not in a purchasable form from official sources.
I don’t see how the argument of not having the OOT yet makes sense at this point, given that the “guerilla restorationist” himself even actively posts on these forums.
Again, just taking the metaphor and running with it…
Let’s say your beloved Barbara became a zombie. You have memories of Barbara, photos, letters, even videos that can remind you of her. You got a chance to know Barbara, and for that you are forever thankful.
But the neighbor kid down the street just got eaten by Barbara. The only Barbara he ever knew was the zombie Barbara.
So when you’re asking if “we” ever got the true Barbara, that depends if you’re just talking about yourself or are including the neighbor kid down the street.
TL;DR: The OOT is more than just unavailable commercially. As far as the general public is concerned, it’s been replaced.
Except it’s more like Barbara is still alive but just got some work done, and she never did anything like eat anyone, she just acted a little rude a few times.
The old Barbara was the real monster. She’d shoot people just for nothing more than being moments away from killing her. Now she doesn’t fire back until after she’s given her would-be assassin a sporting chance. And it’s of enormous help to her when dodging to have the partially detached zombie neck.