I have no interest in buying the CE, but I will definitely take a look at the bare bones remastered Homeworld versions. Hopefully Gearbox doesn't get too greedy with their pricing, and/or these become Steam sale material.
Homeworld is probably one of my favorite games, all time. Homeworld 2 never really ran correctly on any system I had at the time, never got around to finishing it. The last time I tried to install HW2(in Win XP?) it failed to run as well, so at the very least it'll be nice to have usable copies.