It was shot in 4:3, so I want it in 4:3. If I'm paying for it, I want all of it!
If you want to see it in 16:9, just resize the picture manually. What's so tough about that?
Why release them in HD, doesn't your TV come with an upscaler? Just as good, right?
EDIT: Y'know what, not a great example, and even if it was unnecessarily snotty, pretend I didn't write that if you could be so kind....