I am definitely glad I finished the show plus OVAs before the OVAs got pulled then. The memory of watching them is something that cannot be removed for incentive or licensing issues. If I do report anything back on something, I will do it after I finished watching all the episodes so I do not get stuck with episodes being removed while in the middle of a show. I have seen several shows, newer even than Solty Rei that have OVAs to watch. I will not be listing them as I have yet to watch the OVAs and do not want to wake up the next day to find out they were pulled.
I do find it interesting that an older show like this would need the OVAs pulled for any reason, I doubt Gonzo really cares at this point about the OVAs being disc only or not.