I’m curious to hear people’s takes on this. I’ve noticed that a lot of fan rewrites of RotJ generally try to make the story darker, and one of the most common changes made is killing off Han or sometimes Lando (who I think was set to die in earlier drafts, anyway, failing to escape the Death Star explosion in time). I know it’s what Harrison Ford wanted, but would it have actually improved the movie? And would having a more downer, bittersweet ending in general have been an improvement?
But we can’t turn back. Fear is their greatest defense. I doubt if the actual security there is any greater than it was on Aquilae or Sullust. And what there is is most likely directed towards a large-scale assault.