I never felt like I forgot about the 3D, because it was quite impressive... but I know what you mean. Seeing SW on the big screen is just a thrill in and of itself. Too bad the volume was too low for you; for us, it was loud enough to feel the explosions and even the lightsaber clashes. Also, I totally agree on the podrace scenes and the new CGI Yoda. It just felt right to have him look like he did, and have the old TPM puppet Yoda gone.