I first saw Star Wars in 1977 when I was about 5 1/2. My parents took me and my 3 yo brother to see it at the drive-in. I was hooked ever since. We had posters, collected toys and figures, and played with them. Then SW sort of drifted away until the Zahn trilogy came out. I read them but wasn't really satisfied. Then about 1996 GL announced he was releasing Special Editions as a precursor to the PT. I went to see the SE's and I don't mind them for the most part -- save Han not shooting first. Me and my friends began collecting the new POTF figures. I was so excited for new SW I said that Episode I would smash all movie records (I was wrong of course.) I used to come to TFN almost everyday looking for news and clues. I was so excited that I got a part-time job at a local movie theater for about $6 / hr (even though I had a full-time job) just so I could be in place to see SW first. And I did, I saw the trailers that I put on crappy movies. I saw the teaser posters and banners and then in 99 I put the movie together and viewed it the night before to make sure it was okay. Exciting times! I quit my movie job after Episode I came out. Then, in 2002 I went to see Monsters Inc. just so I could see the AOTC trailer. I bought a Nintendo Gamecube just so I could play Rogue Squadron II. In fact, the only video games I ever played during the 2000's were SW games. Then 2005 came. It was bitter-sweet at best. Sure the PT would conclude and we'd see the ultimate fall but it would be the ultimate fall for SW fans as well as GL said he wouldn't make anymore movies. I tried to get into the Clone Wars but wasn't impressed with the movie. I tried to keep tabs of the supposed live-action TV show but news was sporratic and eventually that was postponed. So pretty much since 2005 I drifted away. Then in October -- some have dubbed "D-Day" -- I have literaly been on a SW high. I have re-connected to TFN and updated my SW bookmarks. I have come to TFN everyday since posting about Episode VII and I have started playing The Old Republic everyday since. Also, I have started watching TCW series, just finishing Season I and I started catching up with the Robot Chicken episodes as well and it's not stopping! I still can't get enough SW! I'm totally geeking out for Star Wars again all because someone promised Episode VII!!!