A lot of people who criticize the prequels write their own sloppily written versions of how they would have made them. In my experience these awful fanfictions do not mirror the OT at all. So these people who dislike the PT wanted something completely fresh? I personally enjoy the PT mirroring the OT very much. I love comparing the two trilogies and the actions of the characters that correspond or follow different paths. To me, its interesting and thought provoking. Not only that, I feel it is a staple of the Original Saga of Star Wars. What do you guys think?