Would anyone scoff at paying $5 for an enhanced version or collector's edition of "Citizen Kane" on DVD? If a Shakespeare play were released in a special hardbound cover with outstanding cover art, would $10 be too pricey? The likely answer is "that's a bargain."
Then what happened to video games?
While the comparison to literary and film classics may be dubious to some, why does the gaming community look down upon updated releases of historical gaming titles such as "Defender?" What caused the depreciation of what it undoubtedly one of the greats of the industry?