Dazz, I don't think it's being pedantic at all. It is pedantic in instances where its a difference of 1 or 2 seconds, but my comment was that I don't think it should be done, in principle, in any case. In my view, once the album is finished, that's it. I don't think it should be revisited 10, 20 years later and changed, in terms of tracks or length. The Waterboys reissued some albums with extra tracks and extended versions inserted into the original tracklist. The justification was that they couldn't fit on a single LP at the time, but I think that's just the way it goes - if you want to revisit it, it's not a reissue, it's a 'reimagining', it's a director's cut. That's cool if you don't agree though, each to their own, and it's a 'bonus' for anyone who also has the originals.
For the record, I'm not bothered at all by these changes, I just think the original version should remain unchanged for anyone hearing it for the first time.