In 2006, I posted four clips from the GOUT on YouTube: the original SW scroll, Han Shot First, the ROTJ finale, and the original ESB emperor.
Over the years, I got many positive "thanks for posting- I haven't seen this version in years!"-type comments as well as "Wow! I've never seen this before- thanks for posting!" -type comments.
But, recently, I've been getting an inordinate amount of "you're going to boycott George Lucas products because he changed 3 seconds of a movie? Get a life, loser!" -type comments, so many in fact, that I decided to disable the commenting function on the 2 clips that were receiving the most obnoxious comments- Han Shot First and the ROTJ finale.
In spite of this, I received the following comment on my profile page, someone who went out of their way to say the following:
"You know you just look like a stupid bitch for disabling comments on your Han Shot First video. How about you grow up you little faggot and learn how to handle words like a man. You had no legit reason to ban people from commenting on your video, you were just being an annoying bitch. Grow up kid."
Now, defenders of the OOT are the ones who are regularly portrayed as fanatics for simply wanting the original versions of the films on DVD (and now Blu-ray), but I think the above comment reveals the true nature of so many of the "fan-boys" and Lucasphiles. Can you imagine posting something like this in defense of the OOT? Me neither.