I feel GL is selfishly making these movies. He doesnt care what people think or say. He has even admitted it in interviews. "I'm making these movies for me" He has forgotten what made people fall in love with SW to begin with. He has forgotten that the fans are the ones who have made him wealthy. His attitude is "I dont care what you say, just give me your money."What serious filmmaker/auteur has ever produced a motion picture strictly upon the grounds of mass appeal and what the audience desires? Even Lucas is attempting to give us what we need, not what we necessarily want, based upon some distortedly-halfway remembered, fuzzy-warm feelings going all the way back to 1980. It isn't a necessarily a Good Thing, creatively-speaking, to have your ambitions working solely in the service of pleasing the us, the Great Wad.