So saving Han is just as important as Luke's confrontation with Vader and the destruction of the Empre and therefore part of the MAIN story? Sorry, I don't agree and my disagreement has nothing to do with "Lucas revisionsm". 4-6 was mainly about Luke, with 1-6 it became mostly about Anakin/Vader. 4-6 main storyline followed Luke (and the others, sure, but secondaríly) in his desire to bring back peace to the galaxy. Saving Han was in no way relevant to this. It was just a side-plot that some, including myself, find annoying. I dislike it the most because it's the culmination of what went wrong with Han's character. He should have paid off Jabba the Hutt right after ANH. That was ANH's lesson for him which he had obviously, but also unfortunately, forgotten when the movie ended! ANH made us think he learnt that friends might be more important than money. Life is not only about money. Sadly, ESB destroyed that. Suddenly, Han was too grasping and greedy to pay off Jabba and wanted to turn his back on his friends again - just at the moment when they needed him. That's terrible. So Jabba's palace was a logical conclusion to an utterly illogical side-plot in my eyes. Even worse, the Jabba sequence made everyone go stupid. Luke declares himself a Jedi for no reason. Droids torture other droids. Boba Fett allows himself to be killed by a blind guy. Jabba refers to frozen Han as his "favourite decoration" he won't give up, yet two minutes he watches Leia destroying his "favourite decoration" and enjoys it with a big laugh.... ...I have to stop here because I went into basher's territory. I don't think he has hurt anything. You can still love their friendship. That just doesn't make it part of the "MAIN storyline".