I kind of like the TV cut of the lift scene. The widescreen version is probably more subtle, as Shatner is over-egging it a bit here, but it's cool to see.
Was the Saavik-David stuff ever included in the TV cut? Has it ever been properly released, along with the infamous "captain Sulu" line, and confirmation Saavik is half-Romulan?
TWOK really needs a proper restoration, with seamless branching for the Director's Cut, and a full deleted scenes package. Get on it Paramount, you cheapskates.