Hating on the prequels seems common online, and especially when celebrities are involved in random Star Wars related polls and things like that, they seem to be some of the most consistently negative about it. With the people I interact with day-to-day, anyone that is at least in the 30 or younger age group largely either like the prequels or at least have no strong negative opinions. I have a friend who went along with a group to see AOTC, and then went along to see Revenge of the Sith a few years later when it was released. He ended up enjoying both but had never seen any of the OT films or TPM. I thought that was unacceptable for someone my age -- like finding out someone had never seen E.T. Even if he didn't like the, I would have expected someone that was 16 around the time AOTC came out to have seen the OT. So I loaned him ANH for a week so he could watch it. He returned it a week later and said that he only got about as far as the "that's no moon, it's a space station" part, and said it was incredibly boring. That was probably the first experience I had with someone not only liking the prequels more, but downright disliking the OT. To each their own. As for TCW, I've only known one other person outside of internet acquaintances in my age group that watched it. I think most are oblivious that it even existed. My brother gave the TCW film a shot when it was shown on television, and I think that put him off from the series forever.