Ok so I know that this site absolutely loves these edits and I can certainly see why; they give a glimpse of what the SE could have been. I will also admit that there are stuff that I like about it, mainly the fixing of mistakes 100% which I fully appreciate. But why oh why didn't he just leave it at that.
I have no doubt that Adywan is a very talented editor and computer modeler, and I cannot wait for him to work on ROTJ and the prequels. But he completely ignored the entire look and style of ANH and ESB and instead tried to make it look like a modern film.
Star Wars is a work of its time, it is a 70s film. Alot of the stuff Adywan has added doesn't work and messes with the overall visual style of the movie. Almost like George Lucas, he takes out stuff which George Lucas put in and just replaces it with similar maybe less dumb stuff and watch people say he's a genius. There are stuff that I like, like the enhanced lightsaber battle between Obi Wan and Darth Vader but unfortunately the bad outweighs the good. For example he completely changed the music cue at the death star battle and made rebel base look completely different. He also altered the destruction of Alderan and the added GGI explosion does not fit with the style of the movie, I'm sorry.
Also a lot of the music cues have been tampered with, and I find it slightly hypocritical that you guys do nothing but complain about the official SE when Adywan has done pretty much the same thing and you welcome that with open arms.
Minus the mistakes, I like the original unaltered Star Wars as it is and I don't like anyone tampering with it fan or George Lucas.
But again this is just my opinion, for those of you that like it more power to you.