i can understand it, i mean they did all the hard work creating the strain and they should be able to profit off it's notoriety and popularity, but not like that. it is really shitty if someone has a better/truer representation of a strain than currently available from the originator/creator. it's an injustice. but peoples memories could also be 'hazy', i think the creator would know best if it's a true representation of the original.
it could also be that the 'keeper' pheno people sought was actually not a good representation of the strain or how it was intended, and now it's more stabilized but not in the way people expected.
i've never grown these original strains as i'm too young and this is speculation based off third hand sources at best