GlorianI really think that you're seriously overestimating the demand for a new dub, especially since anime companies in general rarely re-dub license rescues or re-releases. It clearly doesn't produce a worthwhile return most of the time. It's a nice thought, but it doesn't really make sense from a business standpoint (the position you were trying to argue from). You could argue from a non-business perspective (putting out the best possible release for the fans), but from a fan perspective, my original argument stands; material for everyone is better than material for some.
And I have to say that I feel you're completely wrong about the Kickstarter and its goals: it's the ULTIMATE edition, after all. Ideally, everything even vaguely associated with Bubblegum Crisis should be included (associated OVAs, spin-offs, written material, images, etc) in order to make it THE definitive Bubblegum Crisis release. Otherwise, why mention other shows like AD Police Files and Bubblegum Crash at all, since (as you mentioned) they could be released individually at a later date? They were mentioned because including that type of extra material is exactly the style of release aimed for from the start. Actually including everything isn't practical, of course, but the Ultimate edition should include whatever it possibly can.
You seem to approach Bubblegum Crisis with the mindset that only people who have already enjoyed it in some previous form would be interested in it. Of course those people would be the vast majority of Kickstarter contributors, but there's no reason to assume that people born in the 90s couldn't dig it too. Hell, people born this year could end up enjoying it 15 years down the line. One of the ways you could increase the series' chances of reaching new fans is by removing obstacles to enjoying it such as a bad dub (or rather, adding a proper dub in addition to the disliked one). In no way is the absence of Scramble Wars an obstacle to enjoying Bubblegum Crisis.
You're right that series are rarely dubbed in English more than once, and that it costs money to record a new dub. But one part of why they're hardly ever dubbed again is that the existing dub is usually fine and meets the basic standards for English anime dubs. Nobody records a new dub just for the hell of it. Bubblegum Crisis however had a really, really bad dub. Don't take my word for it; here's a few review excerpts. These were a bitch to paste due to the Yuku forum's general horribeless.OtakuUSA Magazine
"The Bubblegum Crisis dub is NOTORIOUSLY sub-par; the type of thing frequently pointed to back in the old “dubs vs subs” arguments that used to be REALLY heated back in the days when you were forced to buy one or the other. Thanks to that dub, I picked up on the fact that the ability to convincingly voice the act of crying often separates bad dubs from the not-so-bad… and the Bubblegum Crisis dub has some of the WORST crying ever!... Unless you saw the dub back when you were a kid and have some bizarre nostalgia for it, you REALLY don’t want to hear Bubblegum Crisis for the first time in English."Them Anime
"One warning, though: the dubbed version of Crisis is not quite up to par. Voices are usually quite mismatched, and the voice acting falls flat precisely in the scenes where convincing acting is most important for credibility."DVD Vision Japan
"In a word, horrible. Flat delivery, voice mismatches (Dr Stingray is in his 30's, not just out of high school), cases of overacting, and way over emoted singing make this one of the worse dubs out there."Otaku Revolution
"A dub was produced for this title way back in 1994 by Southwynde Studio, who dubbed very few programs. In fact, other than Crisis and Crash, they only dubbed Riding Bean and Battle Royal High School. From what I can gather, none of these dubs were any good... It truly is a relic in need of updating. It's not as though the script was that poor. The writing was fairly decent for the dub. The problem lied in the uninspired casting and wooden acting. It caused everything in the dub to come across as very dry and unnatural."Simple Anime Reviews
"The last negative is really what damages Bubblegum Crisis’s chances for being a true masterpiece, and that’s the dubbing. I must say that the dub in this is one of the worst I’ve ever heard. It’s nowhere near as bad as let’s say, Mad Bull 34, but a lot of it just doesn’t seem to have any punch to it."
I guess those are niche opinions, huh? Ahem. Anyway, this set does present a chance to correct that major consistent criticism of the series. In fairness to the dub, some of us actually like the English versions of the series' songs. The English soundtrack would be a fantastic bonus. But because they inexplicably recorded only the parts of the songs used on-screen, the only way it can be included is if a new dub is produced.
And this series can be a definitive release without including a bunch of extra series that are by definition not the same series, not that I'm opposed to extra shows being included. I'm sure AD Police and Crash are mentioned in the Kickstarter because AnimEigo has previously released those series and people would ask about them. It looks like we're likely to get AD Police and Crash isn't in the cards for this set, so there's not much point in debating their inclusion, really.