In this thread, how about we talk about things we LIKE about George Lucas, the man that started it all. Why? Well, ever since the Special Editions, and then Episode 1, many people were angry at George Lucas. Over the years there has been so much disrespect towards him all over the web and personally I find it awful. I mean I really feel bad for the guy. Here we have a man with an incredible imagination that gave us the best films of ALL TIME, and everyone is still whining and complaining that he couldn't live up to his standards. Just look at what he was up against. A quote from George Lucas about making more movies after the prequels: "Why would I make any more when everybody yells at you all the time and says what a terrible person you are?" Source: http://entertainment.msn.com/beacon/editorial12.aspx?ptid=c4db07f3-d88a-4d47-8df7-4557e17d344f ...That's pretty sad if you ask me. As much as I dislike Jar Jar, I simply don't think he deserves the disrespect. Personally I think it was an incredibly brave move for him to make the Prequels so different than the originals. Making them like the originals would have been the easy way out, however, he pushed the envelope and did something new. And now, he's been paying the price ever since. Sure the prequels have some flaws, but as a whole they are actually fantastic movies, despite what anyone says. They're a heck of a lot better than a lot of movies coming out today. Also, because the prequels were so different, the Star Wars universe became so much more diverse, which is a great thing. So, Basically what Im trying to say is that for Star Wars fans, we owe George Lucas EVERYTHING and as hardcore Star Wars fans (I consider most people on this site to be a hard core Star Wars fans, because you're on a freakin' forum) we need to remember that. And we also need to remember that the new trilogy is coming out because of HIM. He still created it and set the framework for the new trilogy. He understands that they need to be made by someone else and he is still doing what he thinks is best for Star Wars like he always has, even when we feel he didn't get is quite right. I have all the respect in the world for the man and no matter how you look at it, he made the best movies of all time wether you like the prequels or not. Here's to my hero, George Lucas.