Angel, that outside shot does look very cool - the only trouble is, if I did it for that shot I'd have to do it for every other damn Death Star exterior shot in the whole movie - and there are a lot of fast moving ones at the end. But I am keeping an eye on the other threads ;)
I think that color correction is absolutely necesarry from the 2004 DVD edition, especially... (blue Yoda does not work. lol) But at the same time, just make sure you don't take out TOO much color. There should be a slight natural tint there, very slight. You know what I mean?
In no case would I ever remove 100% of the saturation - probably never more than 75%, and then only in special circumstances (such as the horribly blue walls when the Stormtroopers break into the hanging bay control room). I find the Pleasantville effect in ANH:R very distracting - somehow there is something very UN-neutral about perfectly neutral grey.
When it comes to ESB and Hoth, I'll probably go for a halfway position between the deep blue DVD and the slightly stark and lifeless GOUT.