Like someone already said, I never looked for hard to get and never had them. So, I'm not sure. But, I did enjoy Dunhill Navy Roll from their last release and want to try the very first version of it to compare. Yet, that might ruin it for me as far as my current Peterson/Dunhill Navy Roll stash is concerned, so I'll pass.
Having never smoked any of the older iterations or experienced any blends that I could get and now can’t, it’s hard to say what I would be keen to try.
I think the interest for me would lie in the comparison between say St Bruno my grandfather smoked and the St Bruno I smoke. The comparison is interesting rather than aching for blends I’ve never (and will probably never) try.
Missing something you’ve never (or will never) had the opportunity to have is a pointless exercise.
I've only had one tin of this before it became unavailable, at least in the U.S., but this has always been etched in my skull as stunning in its excellence. No other tobacco has ever done that to me. No other tobacco ever impressed me so much that I saved the empty tin for years.