I first saw RETURN OF THE JEDI when it came out in 1983, I was 11 years old. My dad took me to see it at the old Dominion cinema in London; the Dominion is now a big West End theater. It was one of the big formative cinematic experiences of my life; I can trace the origins of wanting to be a screenwriter to specific moments in that movie.
When we came out they were selling ROTJ t-shirts in the lobby. I asked my dad if I could have one and he said no. As we left the theater I started crying because I was so affected by the the awesomeness and emotional power of the film's ending. My dad thought I was crying because I couldn't have a t-shirt so he took me back in to get me one. I didn't correct him because I was happy to get that t-shirt.
So for anyone who wonders why some of us get pissed about these movies getting fucked with, it's because of memories like this which are now getting shat on by Lucas. If you feel the same way I do, send Lucas a message; boycott the new tampered-with Blu-ray editions of Star Wars and let him know why.