****Seems to me like he has always been misunderstood by everyone around him. Even his own fans more recently.**** I don't think he is misunderstood now. Everyone knows that he has a great series, and have been all for him doing the prequels. ****Look at all the undue negativity that was spewed all over TPM by people who consider themselves "fans" of the series.**** I just think they were disappointed. I think they still are fans, and most of them don't want to hate it... they just do. I disagree with them and love TPM. But, for various reasons, some fans just don't like it. Some don't like ANH, some don't like ESB (yeah, a few) and a lot have found things not to like from ROTJ. None of these qualms make them non-fans. Even the most die-hard bashers still usually find ONE thing from TPM that was like the old magic of Star Wars. Maybe with time, they will find a few more. ****It is a wonder Lucas can stick to his vision without letting all this misunderstanding get to him.**** Hardly... the guy is making a zillion dollars on these prequels and he is so darn secluded that it doesn't compare with the struggle he had with the original film. No comparison.