NecronLord wrote:There's no reason to believe they could restore it in any meaningful way.
Stop and consider if you'd say the borg could integrate the technology if they found an Imperial Crew and assimilated them? It may be that you're used to imperials being able to operate Imperial stuff just fine you just presume they could continue to do so, but reverse engineering suffers problems beyond simple operational knowledge, there's a massive issue of logistical train, engineering knowhow in the actual building of the ships, and the fuel to run them, the forges to create the equipment used, and so on. Even with the help of the crew, the Federation will never produce a turbolaser in a workable timescale, if that requires even one component that the crew simply swap out, rather than manufacture on site, and don't know how to produce.
The Rebels were able to build fleets of X Wings (complete with Hyperdrives, Proton Torpedo Launchers and laser cannons) and other such starfighters which could generally beat TIE fighters in dogfights and were equipped with Hyperdrives in secret.