If anything at all they wanted it to suck.
There's a difference between not caring if it sucks and actually wanting it to suck, you know? I don't think anyone goes into a business venture wanting their product to suck.
I have many theories, with this being one:
2) Here's another possibility. Maybe the GOUT was made years ago, in the late 90s, when non-anamorphic was still common. For some reason, GL sat on this for years. (We all know George has a tendency to finish things and then sit on them, like the cgi yoda in TPM). This probably cost something back when it was done, so GL decides in 2006 to just use it as an "extra", and make some money off of what was otherwise a bad investment. Again, some tech probably mentions that ANAMORPHIC IS THE STANDARD. Word comes down from on high that the GOUT will be non-anamorphic. End of discussion.
IMO this was all done to bleed even more money out of the fans and the new "converts" who saw the OOT for the first time via the bonus disc. It was a win/win for George: he didn't really spend any money on the transfer, he got to unload tons of SE discs that didn't sell that well two years prior, you had to buy the movies individually... When a new SW OOT product pops out someday (which I believe it will), it will be anamorphic, and many people who bought the '06 discs will buy again.
George is a money maker, and he will squeeze every dime out of the series that he can.