I really do wish we had a list of what was SAVED in the creative process, in the interests of fairness. Y'know, choices which seemed incredibly bad or unnecessary that WERE avoided. Who knows how many of those things were cut out? They only get mentioned in passing, behind-the-scenes commentary, like Plo Koon fighting in space, carbon freezing ploys, or Trandoshans displaying chameleon like abilities. We only notice the errors on-screen, and that, in my humble opinion, paints it in a rather bad light, giving the impression that he does it A LOT in these meetings. It's a bad/unnecessary thing that happens, to be sure, but I don't think it's the whole picture either. How many times, I wonder, has George gone "Y'know, you're right, guys. Good catch. Let's try it another way.", and we never knew about it? I know he's got the prequels and recent history as a track record, but surely the fact that he is warmly regarded as a nice, generous guy might lend itself to something where he gives the other guys a break? Of course, because the blade cuts both ways, some of the cut choices were actually GOOD or MORE in-continuity, but I shan't bring those up because the wounds might still cut deep.