I've been looking at the posts here and the increasingly louder overreaction at every single thought that someone presents. And honestly, I don't get it. There is way too much negativity around here for something that is in fact a very positive thing. A great many people have actually been presenting interesting, original, thoughtful and well argumented theories and ideas but that seems to be fading away under the weight of sheer panic because of nothing. We're getting new movies: This is something I thought that, somewhat morbidly, we'll never see during Lucas' lifetime. That it would have to come to the Maker himself actually passing away before we get some new Star Wars stuff. Luckily enough (both for him and us), it turned out it wasn't true. We're getting new movies. New movies all over the place. Something for everyone to enjoy. I find that very thought cheerful and something to look forward to. Not every one has to be a masterpiece, but I relish the thought of watching brand new Star Wars content every year. Even if I don't like every single one, we'll still have the OT, PT and the Saga as a whole. New movies won't diminish their value. We know nothing: That's the fun part. Not the frustrating part. Yes, I'd love to get some news. No, I won't "go mad" if there aren't any. Speculation is fun. People want everything instantly but, simply put, it's not so fun to get everything at once. Many people who have been around during PT speculation fondly remember those days now. Yes, there were crazy ideas, yes there were insane theories that didn't turn out to be true - but it was fun. That's the whole point of all this, in the end. Entertainment. Creating fond memories. Not knowing everything instantly is not a bad thing. Enjoy it while it lasts, we'll have more than enough time to dissect every aspect of the movie once it's out. The movie isn't out yet: A large portion of negativity seems to stem from what people have already constructed in their heads as the "worst case scenario." We're all doomed if this or that person is cast or if this or that happens or if Palpatine comes back or whathaveyou. But...you know what? We haven't seen the movie yet. Something that sounds like a great idea on paper may be horrible in execution - but also what sounds horrible when written down on a fan board may actually be a great thing when it's executed properly. As I said, there are many interesting and friendly discussions around all sorts of theories here, but don't already decide to hate the movie before it even started filming. It is a good time to be a SW fan: Again, this is something none of us could've dreamed of just a year ago. And it's happening. Some may not like the idea of so many movies, but...give them a chance before you decide. Watch them, then make up your mind. Keep an open mind. Why focus on the negative? Why always think of a worst case scenario? Why always talk about what would make you mad or angry or what would ruin the franchise for you? There are so many things to be positive about, yet as time goes by more and more discussions descend into negative prejudice instead of enjoying what's ahead of us. Positive overhype is dangerous, yes, you can build up expectations that can never be met - but to be honest, that makes more sense to me than already deciding to hate a product even before it's production has started. We have a thread solely dedicated to negativity, what will get you mad enough to walk out of a movie - so why not have a thread dedicated to positivity and optimism? What are you actually looking forward to in these movies? What makes you happy about these movies? At the very least, what doesn't upset you as it seems to upset so many people? I, for one, am not upset by anything we have heard so far. I am not upset by the fact we haven't really heard all that much. I am happy we're getting more of the franchise that brought us all here and I think we should be focusing a bit more on the positive side instead of going all hysterical before there is anything to go hysterical about. So what about you?