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.
"Going through my late father’s extensive record collection, I came upon three “home recording” 78s of my dad on clarinet, his best friend on guitar, and with my aunt and uncle on a couple of sides singing and playing piano, all recorded in 1939. CVC cleaned them up and transferred them to a CD, which I ordered copies of for a very ..."