If you think I'm being silly here, you'd be right, but I'm not the only one.
It is natural to desire to make the thing that we study, our own, and one of the ways to exercise this ownership is to change it.
Whether this change makes sense depends on the level of expertise, or more precisely to the relative level of expertise. Relative between your level and the Founder's that is.
As much as I dislike dogma and "arguments from authority", logically there is no alternative here that does not make the art a pale copy of itself.