I'm kinda curious what aspects were meant by that 'often baseless' comment...
I sure hope it wasn't meant to defend the new 'colour-timing' of the 2004 releases, at the end of the day...as it's certainly not 'baseless' to reckon that the director/and others involved in the 're-mastering' obviously didn't have a clue about good 'colour-timing', considering how badly they ended up screwing up colours/hues/lighting/cinematography on the Original Trilogy that were already great-looking.
Whether it was the 'always' the way that GL supposedly 'intended' these movies to be seen, or not...his SE colour-tampering is the equivelent to this, compared to how they used to look to me originally, lol. -
Unfortunately, this trend of badly meddling with previously good-looking movies is not soley restricted to GL and co. of course. Here's a couple of interesting links I was sent, that give a good example of how 're-mastering' for 'high definition' gives too much of a tempting 'opportunity' to radically alter things from the previously better way they used to look. Either that, or certain people involved haven't a clue how to treat prints respectfully, that they've worked on -
...and just for completion, there's a few additional points about certain aspects to do with the 're-mastering' of this particular example, here too -
...however, it's good to know that it looks like 'The Phantom Menace' Blu-ray is actually an improvement colour-wise, compared to it's DVD release. The movie will still remain disappointing overall, but at least it will look better for those that will watch it in future. I fear this is likely to be a rare exception in too many 'high definition' releases, however.