Thanks for pointing out that thread, Agneepath!, I hadn't seen it. I took away two points from it:
1. As Whitemanadmin states, the QOL versions of the shows are in a lossy format. I agree that this is a shame, and I'd like it if they would at least offer the choice of formats (I'd even pay a bit more for FLACed WAV files of shows I don't have).
2. Thomas Quinn feels (correct me if I'm wrong, TQ) that we should boycott the QOL offerings as a protest over QP's seeming lack of effort in finding and releasing rare or unheard material. While I agree that overall QP has done a deplorable job of releasing interesting new material, I fail to see what that has to do with the digital release of the bootlegs. I could maybe see a tenous connection if Queen were making a profit on the boots, but all the money goes to the trust charity. On top of that, EMI is going to donate money with each sale, too, and the label certainly doesn't have to do that if they don't want to.
Overall, I'd say it's Queen's attempt to make something good come from bootlegging. Sort of like Zappa's "Beat the Boots" sets, but with the money going to charity.