George, please, we all know it, there’s still good in you!
This is funny, but I also agree with him. The Star Wars films are a modern mythos about a hero's journey. (There are actually several journeys in there) The original cut, with Han shooting first, allows him to move from a "scoundrel" to a hero in the course of the film…
Making it where he did not shoot first robs fans of the film of the redemption of Han Solo, making us wait until Return of the Jedi, to await the redemption of Anakin Skywalker.