If you're asking who is asking for these kind of games, its pretty much for movie buffs and people who want to own a piece of gaming history. Look at how many times games like Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, Mad Dog McCree, and Thayer's Quest have been re-released and the multitude of platforms some of these games got on. Hell, Dragon's Lair got a release on Game Boy Color, Nintendo DS on cart and digitally through DSi Ware and even on Kinect. There's no reason to throw hands up in the air, label people as "Fucking stupid" just because it doesn't fit into what is the "ideal situation".
If I had money to spare, I'd totally throw money to this project. Just because their initial goal is to fulfil backers doesn't mean its the end. If possible they will consider other formats including digital re-releases. Once the Kickstarter goals are met, this doesn't mean its the end of the Night Trap re-release. These people have been trying, for years, to get this project back off the ground. The people with the know how that you're looking for are the people behind the project. Ask them the questions that you want to know. Don't expect places like Kotaku to give you a straight answer, especially for a blogger website that is known to heavily steer their news feed through personal bias and ignorance.