I hope that they don't resort to solely either CG OR puppets, but rather a blend of both-perhaps actual models, figures, etc. but have facial expressions and whatnot animated with CG. OR a photo-realistic composition, like the tiger in Life of Pi. (I know that it was CG the whole time, but at times I really could not tell!) The new CG Yoda that shows up in the TPM blu-ray looks incredible, IMO and at times it's difficult to tell that it's CG. Actually, I am a big fan of motion capture! And even that form of animation has made leaps and bounds in quality over the last few years. Don't believe me? Watch Gollum in The Two Towers (2002), then watch the goblins in The Hobbit (2012, 10 years later). Hell, even the motion capture in Avatar wasn't as good as The Hobbit. And that was only 4 years ago! My point is, that when they begin working on Episode VII-and you KNOW they will use motion capture at some point-that it will look incredibly realistic.