No, it is not a rip-off. The difference between versions may be subtle. People who are not audio professionals (or who do not have sensitive ears or sensitive playback equipment) may not hear much of a change (although the change is there, is evident for trained ears and is effective). As audio professionals, we are trained to hear things that most other people can not hear (but which ultimately make the difference between GOOD audio and BAD audio). Once again, the Restoration Versions are offered as an accommodation, not as a source of arguments, disputes and requests for free rework. Only individuals who understand and agree with our terms and conditions should order.
"I received my 2 cd's on Dec. 22nd and was delighted! The sound was very good and clear. Thank you for this process because these are 2 cd's that I just cannot find anywhere. I am very pleased with your service and would refer anyone to your service. Again, thanks very much for the cd's. Thank you for allowing me to listen to 2 of my favourite ..."