Personally I've never been bothered by the Ewoks. I grew up with them, and I remember it being so cool having a bunch of teddybears kick the crap out the evil Empire. And that feeling sort of lingers with me still. I like them. The scene with the dead Ewok is so sad. To me the main problem with Jedi is Jabba's Palace. Don't get me wrong, I love Jabba, I love the rancor, but the rest is just a bunch of muppets. The sequence has not aged well. Plus it has nothing to do with the overall story of the film, it is just about getting Han free from the carbonite. Had it been intercut better with the Empire and the Death Star and the Emperor, maybe even more with the Alliance, it would have worked better.