Heh, looks like this (admittedly laconic) post touched a nerve or two.
To put it in long form:
I'm all for reverse engineering that respects vintage games as vintage. Reconstructing source code (that can be recompiled to the original machine), ROM hacks, format specs, trainers/cheats, bugfixes, general advancement of knowledge on how it was optimized for a certain machine, all that good stuff.
What I'm NOT for (the "modernist portshit") is when it's a case of one of those morons who's always clamoring to game companies that "game X 'needs' an HD remake" decides to do it themself. Pushing bloated system requirements, pushing "upgrades" to CancerOS 10, shoehorning engines that were never meant for GL rendering into GL (or Vulkan or whatever the fuck it is these days), shoehorning everything into Unity (bet we'll see less of that one coming, at least), breaking compatibility with old files, making "fixes" that are actually just "the dev arbitrarily thought this should be changed and made the default if there even is a toggle for it", not releasing file specs they discover, and just generally raping over the game while acting like God's gift for "modernizing" it.
Obviously there's shades between the endpoints, and sometimes there're projects that are sorta good and sorta bad on this scale (i.e. if a project that's otherwise bad at least results in a release of detailed file specs that's a leg up for someone to do something better with them.)
Example of how this sort of shit does real damage for the people who want to dismiss as a pointless rave: I saw an LP of Dark Forces once (this was years before the official re-release, so unrelated to that) where the guy was using some shitty GL port because it "looked fantastic"; all good for the first few missions until he gets to places where some of the later weapons should be and it turns out that whatever moron made the port halfassed it and didn't bother to implement those properly. Nimrod playing the game just blithely assumes that the game was always broken like that, without ever seeming to stop to think that maybe his "looks fantastic" GL crap was to blame, or that maybe the game was getting "too hard" because of the lack of those weapons, because hey, glowy colored lights! And remember, this was on public video, where people could get this as their first impression of the game (wasn't much other footage of DF around at that time).
Anyways, extended rant over.