From a reader's perspective however, the addition of an introduction from a Trinitarian, the great crowd booklet, and single pages from ISofCF in the appendix was not worth waiting 5 plus years. Was there some sort of misunderstanding that a new edition needed to be produced before it could be republished? I think the majority of people just wanted to read the original book as quickly as possible.
The Trinitarian point is moot. There is nothing in the prologue about the trinity.
The Great Crowd booklet has been added as this is what Ray Franz was going to do in a later edition.
Single pages from ISofCF in the appendix were added as a convenience to readers (presumably so you don't need to have both books in front of you).
We need to be mindful that Deborah Dykstra has been through a lot with her husbands years of ill health and subsequent death.
You can read her statement here.
Let's all agree that it's great to have CoC back.