Oh, and the dl44 is the blaster Han uses in the movies, and all 3 movies are in fact listed among the sources for the wookieepedia article. To me, that makes the information canon, as well as the fact that the website endeavors to only present canonical information, as pointed out in the quote I mentioned earlier. You should read the wookieepedia canon policy. It's very interesting. It states that they will only present information that is approved by lucasfilm as canon. That tells me that the technical info found in the article about Hans dl44 is in fact considered to be accurate. I think we can all generally accept the articles found on wookipeedia to be canon. Also gl has stated that all previous eu information should be considered source material for technical information for all new canon. To me, we are now splitting extremely thin hairs lol. I think we're getting a lot nit- picky.
All of this was simply a footnote in onlin wons comment regarding the type of character Han was at the beginning of the story, and how he changed dramatically by the end of the story. The simple change of having Greedo shoot first actually does, in my opinion weaken Hans character development. It shows that his development from scoundrel to hero was not as drastic as we all remember from the original cut of the movie. It actually makes his evolution slightly less significant. It means that he was already a pretty good guy at the beginning, so he didn't have far in his personal journey to go.
You've never seen the original movies in their original cut, but those of us that grew up with those movies do have a strong opinion of the changes. For many of us, these small changes combine to result in a fairly different experience when watching the movies now. The main story is there, but the pace and overall experience is different than the movies that we fell in love with. U may say that different does not mean worse, but for many of us, in this case the "improvements" do make the experience worse. But you are right, complaining about it won't get us very much lol.