the way I see it, Lucas still doesn't really like the 'unaltered' trilogy. He probably tried to avoid the need to release it, but with the entire fandom petitioning and crying for his blood, you can't blame him ( or maybe just the marketing guys at Lucasfilm) for listening to the fans.
So now the fans have what they want. we shouldn't really complain too much (even though we want to and have the rights to). we all know there will be more boxsets to come. Lucas gives us what we want (unaltered, altered, more deleted scene, more extras, more behind the scenes, more bonus material etc.) and we give him what he wants (money). works both ways don't you think ?
Wonder if the Region 3 editions will be exact in content with the Region 1s ? ROTS region 3 was pretty good and I was satiesfied with the price and quality. Only hope the same if OT comes out on DVD locally (no, not that 'local distributor'). Star Wars Trilogy original Region 3 boxset is daylight robbery.