The thing is, Liberty Square and the time it represents is representative of a dark time in our country for many Disney guests. Many of the attractions stretching from Liberty Square to Splash Mountain have their own issues that are largely tied directly or indirectly to that sensitivity. You can update them piecemeal (which is likely what they will do). Or you can do the more dramatic refresh that solves the problem all at once.
Really this all boils down to my wanting Cafe Orleans in the Magic Kingdom.
The Revolutionary War and the late 1700’s was a point in history that had dark times, yes. But Liberty Square does not touch on these issues except for in small segments within The Hall of Presidents. Liberty Square is absolutely not problematic in its presentation. Frontierland has *some* issues, but that’s a larger discussion. The same could be said for Adventureland. None are anywhere near the issues of Song of the South.
Also the removal of Liberty Square destroys the Americana throughline that is elemental to the park as a whole.