Recall animations for old VU will eventually happen?

Eventually, yes. Animation bandwidth is a little tight right now, so we're prioritizing the gameplay animations much higher than the additional ones.
Certain projects take significantly more bandwidth to do that others. As a general explanation, mages require significantly more VFX work, and melee fighters take significantly more animation work. Then there's stuff like cloth, dangles, etc.
I know it's not ideal, but hopefully the logic makes sense. :D