Now I understand why some fans want the original cuts of the original trilogy because that is the versions fan's grew up with and it's a very good point.
Now I do like the original cut's of the original trilogy but my preface [sic] are the special editions because those are the ones I saw in the theaters and their is nothing wrong with that.
You must understand that we don't want the original movies just because that's what we happened to see first. It's because they were/are the movies.
The movies that were beloved and inspiring to fans. The movies that were so successful that Lucas was able to make two sequels and earn billions of dollars. The movies that won awards. Those original movies were/are Star Wars.
Imagine if Spielberg went back to Jaws and replaced the shark with a new CGI shark. First time watchers might love it. They might think the original is boring in comparison. Even some older fans might also think it's pretty cool. But nobody should pretend for a moment that it's still exactly the same movie. The work that went into the original shark, the awards, the movie that existed for several decades would be changed.
Do you see how this is not only about nostalgia? It's not just about preferring the version we happened to see? It's about what the movie actually is.
And it certainly doesn't help that Lucas declares the original actual Star Wars movies somehow obsolete or incomplete and not worth re-releasing to the public. It also doesn't help when so many of his additions and changes look out of place and poorly done (as much as you might like them). What Lucas does is disrespectful to his fans and to cinematic history. Lucas is free to make a billion changes with each release, but nothing will change the fact that Star Wars were the films released in 1977, 1980, and 1983 (not in 1997 or 2011).