This is really embarrassing on the end of Sony. Who do they think they're fooling with this? Most sales would come from us (if it actually had the series in a presentable fashion). Heck, if the colour and cropping were actually decent, I could tolerate a dub-only release. To this day, I've never bought any of the American DVDs.
And, if they're trying to market to casual viewers, the only people with whom this kind of release would go over well are children. Even then, kids will still pick up when scenes have been edited or changed. And casual anime fans who are new to Tezuka and pick up this latest release will be disappointed with the video quality. It's like Sony put AB2003 out the door for a quick dollar, but they don't seem aware of the real money they'd make if they put out something finer.
ADD-ON: At this point, I don't even think dual option is possible, since so much was done to the dub that the original would need its own release, not just an audio track to toggle.