I'm 29 and SW has always been a part of my life. I was too young to see Star Wars in the theater, but Empire was the very first movie I saw in the theater. In school during recess we used to play with our SW figures (and Transformers and He-man... ) and roleplay SW scenes. We'd talk in the lunch line about what the next SW film was going to be like. There were the cartoons and tv special. It was everywhere. And especially if you have a strong imagination and love to draw creatures and stuff anyway, SW was perfect. As I grew up, scifi/fantasy was always a part of who I was. Next thing I know, I'm hanging out online at a SW internet board meeting a bunch of people, some turning out to be very close friends and one now a fiancee, that I would've never met if it weren't for all of us having been influenced by a certain little trilogy of "space cowboy" movies.