If I read one more complaint about GL's directing, storytelling, plot or anything else I'm gonna put my head through the wall!!! So you didn't like the prequels, boohoo, there are millions that did. Star Wars is GL's baby and he can do with it whatever the hell he wants! For all you moaners, if you had the sublime imagination and talent to come with a story as captivating as the Star Wars saga then you could decide what to do with it. Until then, stop picking "faults" in what Lucas does. For God's sake, no movie is perfect, and very few movies get scrutinized as intensely as Star Wars so just accept it. All that matters is that Lucas is telling the story how he wants and providing millions and millions with an escape from reality and magnificent entertainment. Long live GL!!!!