I've never been one much moved by 'surround sound' (particularly if using headphones, and thus enjoying almost 100% stereo separation, I'd need ears like a spider has eyes for more sources to not have severely diminishing returns); but the one nice thing about getting a good transfer is that the source film probably isn't getting any better as time goes by; but we have the technology(and will have more and better later) if you want to enworsen the digital version in any number of ways.
Heck, with a few decent cameras, and a variety of test film, we could probably construct a set of transform functions that eerily replicate the imperfections you would see at a specific drive-through(with its specific screen condition, optics package, local dust/pollen/fiber contaminants in the film path. With techniques adapted from 3d rendering and CGI, you could probably even choose the season, degree of cloud cover, moonlight, etc. and bake a profile to suit.)
I entirely agree that more is not always better as a final aesthetic; but given analog film's nasty tendency toward death, any film I was interested in having access to in the long term, I'd want the best available digital transfer pulled while the best analog copy is still workable. You can always throw data away if you want to watch a rougher version; but you can never recover data that have been lost, so you should probably grab as much as possible and make rough derivatives if that's what the occasion requires.
(As for complaints about the inauthenticity of digital enworsening: If you don't like it, don't do it, and please do it tastefully if you do; but the director had zero control over the analog/environmental enworsening his film suffered in shipping and showings at random theaters, and he has zero control over the contrast levels, refresh rates, and color reproduction of your TV, so I'd argue that it's just another variation of something as old as cinema. Whether or not it's a good idea in a specific circumstance is a different question (often answered by 'No. Does this look like Instagram to you?))