I think an underrated qualifier is to consider your screen of choice.
I primarily use a by-now outddated TV as how I watch movies and TV. It has a hard time with shadows, turning 'em green, almost no matter how I calibrate it. So something like 4K77, while fantastic in of itself, looks objectively worse than Despecialized on my monitor – even without taking into account grain preference. Heck, even the Silver Screen Experience might turn out better for me than 4K77 for that reason (though it is objectively much, MUCH rougher).
Personal taste and equipment matter here.
Also, that some serious gravedigging you’ve done there StarWarsTrilogyNerd. We’ve got a million threads like this by now 😛