I have to agree with Binary and Glorian. I really admire the 70's Lucas because he did such great work. I mean the stuff he did with American Graffiti, Star Wars, Indy et al, the 70's Lucas came across as a director bursting with creativity, challenging himself with different projects. (I'm not a huge fan of THX-1138, but there's elements of it I admire in principle) I see Lucas now, and he comes across as Mr Star Wars the ice-cream man. I dont think there's anything wrong with the fact that he has a lot of money, I think the problem is that he didnt direct in such a long amount of time. I mean look at Spielberg and the work he's produced over the last 20 years. Some of it has been great, some of it hasnt been so great. Some of it was just ok, but at the very least he kept trying his hand at different things. Whether he was doing something heavy like Schindlers List, or something fun like Jurassic Park, he keeps tackling different projects and develops his directing skills in different ways. Even recently, he did some hard sci-fi with AI and Minority Report, and then did something completey different with Catch me if you can. Spielberg is like an athlete that's kept himself in good health by training every day, or a great guitar player thats put in his hours worth practising. Lucas comes across as rusty in comparison. I really wish he'd returned to directing in the early 90's or something so he could have got back into the swing of things by the time TPM came around. In all honesty I'm probably more interested in what Lucas will do after the PT now than I am in Episode 3. I still think there's a good director in him somewhere, he just needs to try something fresh.