As you can see from my profile, I have been a member of these boards for going on 18 years, and I have noticed something sad and thoroughly avoidable crop up from time to time. First, a little background... I first saw Star Wars in June 1977 when I was 7 years old. It blew me away, and it has ever since been my favorite movie of all time. My second favorite movie (1933's King Kong) is only a distant second. For nearly 41 years my love of the 1977 Star Wars film has remained undimmed. Later in 1977 I first ran into a Marvel Star Wars comic book containing a tale that took place after the film. I was so excited to see the cover, and I proceeded to read it right there in the store. Alas, I did not get more than halfway through it before putting it back on the rack and thinking, "That's not real Star Wars." In more precise and sophisticated terms, I meant that the comic did not feel right to me. It did not feel like an authentic continuation of my favorite movie. It did not move me and stir my imagination as does the movie. I continued to love Star Wars, and I continued to occasionally page through new issues of the Star Wars comic, but I was always disappointed and never bought an issue. About a month before The Empire Strikes Back came out, I excitedly bought a Marvel Comics adaptation of TESB. I figured that here at last would be the "real stuff". I read it and enjoyed it, but it left me disappointed, as did the movie when I later saw it. "That's certainly better than Marvel's made-up Star Wars stuff, but it still doesn't have the magic of the 1977 film. It feels like I'm in an alternate universe. This isn't the Star Wars I know and love!" And so it has continued down the decades. Even my second favorite Star Wars movie (Rogue One) does not hold a candle to my love for the 1977 film. I greatly enjoy Rogue One, but it is not "my" Star Wars. It is someone else's Star Wars that I enjoy, but it doesn't live in my heart as does the first film. My point? All too many times I have seen someone post something along these lines: "Such-and-so Star Wars movie has ruined Star Wars for me. It has retroactively ruined my love for the SW films that I used to love. I am not a Star Wars fan anymore." But it doesn't have to be that way! ALL of this stuff is merely imaginary. None of it is in any sense real. There is no film-maker, no author, no artist, no anyone of whom I can say, "I like ALL of his work." Ever since I was a young boy of 7, I have been rejecting Star Wars stuff. My personal canon is solely the 1977 film. Not even the novelization makes the cut. What you see on the screen for those two hours is my canonical Star Wars, and nothing else. Not even the credits. (He is Governor Tarkin, not Grand Moff Tarkin, as far as I'm concerned.) Not the Special Editions, either. Even Aunt Beru's original voice is my canonical Star Wars. Everything else--the countless movies, books, comic books, video games, etc, ad infinitum--is "other" stuff for which I have varying degrees of like and dislike. If I can retain my love for Star Wars after 41 years of stuff that I reject, then everyone can similarly retain his love for Star Wars, regardless of not liking a new Star Wars movie, or not liking what someone at Lucasfilm did or said, or not liking etc. If you wish you relinquish your fandom, no one can stop you. But never feel that you have no choice. Rejecting what you dislike and embracing what you like is as easy as falling off a log. After all, I was doing it as early as 2nd grade. Nothing can take Star Wars away from you. Nothing.