The PT was just one big disappointment to me. Especially Phantom Menace, which except for finding Anakin and Palpatine becoming Chancellor was entirely a wasted episode. I wanted to see the Clone Wars, Anakin the good man and friend, young Obi-Wan and the fall of the Republic. What I got was a boring race, stupid kid Anakin, Jar Jar and the Gungans and a plot that took a bunch of books to make sense of. I was 14 at the time and it just seemed bad. I liked the Lightsaber fights though. The worst part of the PT was it didn't really gel with the hints we go from old Lucas interviews and the films themselves. The Clone Wars cartoon did go a good deal to making me not hate the Prequels. I think they are still a disappointment and flawed, but now can see the good qualities in the era. If you like them, that's ok, but all I ask is that you don't take all criticism as "bashing."