"this box set is still currently #1 in its category..."
Not a surprise. It's "Star Wars". It's blu-ray, a hot new medium. Of course it will sell! The timing is right. 30+ years of purists and newbies are snatching it up. Few (if any, probably none) blu-rays have decades worth of new material and new fans like this does.
That doesn't mean that s statement hasn't been made, and a line drawn between what other filmmakers feel their the audience deserves, vs. the way Lucas seems to look down on them. - "I'm sorry you saw half a completed film and fell in love with it"
I am just confused why Lucas would allow the DVDs to have the option of playing the theatrical versions, but not the Blu-Rays. He claims that he wants people to stop crying and complaining about the changes, but he brings it on himself by taking our option away for the BR release. It is almost like he is trolling us with his only successful movies. I don't see him remastering Howard the Duck. I mean, THAT could not be the way he meant for THAT movie to turn out...
From what I understand Lucas went after the original masters - he cut up the original celluloid making a release of the originals impossible (not that he couldn't go back and special effect to make the originals whole again, which we won't do because he hates his fans and is possibly clinically insane).