Some of us don't judge a movie based on the effects though. As long as its all believable, which the original ANH pretty much is, then its the plot, characterization, etc... of a movie that counts. That's why ANH is so amazing. There was a post above explaining why ANH was slower. About introducing the characters, whereas ESB and ROTJ could just jump right in. That's a great point, I think he hit it right on the nose. And ANH did a much better job of introducing the characters and establishing relationships than TPM did.