Wow everyone, I neglect to check the boards for a day or so and I discover this amazing discussion! Everyone makes a good point. Here are my opinions, unsolicited but what the heck: -There are things about the prequels I could do without, but overall I am glad they got made. -There are things about the OOT I could do without (ewoks, for one - sorry ewok fans!) [and stuff about the special editions I could do without], but again I am very glad those movies got made. -I do think that the "collecting" aspect of SW is out of control. I kind of consider myself a half-baked and cheap collector, but I would never buy most of the stuff out there because it's too overpriced and ultimately useless. And I don't believe in keeping stuff mint in a package, because it might be worth something someday - er, sorry, it won't, because 10 million other people are doing the same thing. So that could definitely be dialed down many notches. -I am looking forward to seeing the TV show, but like others here I will be watching the 1st episode and praying it is good. There is a tremendous amount of potential for a cool series and I hope they make the most of it. So I guess I'm neither a gusher nor a basher, but right smack dab in the middle Welcome Queen Mari, what an incredible thread you've started! And did Ewan McGregor really say he'd do the TV show??????? That blows my mind! I hope they ask him, that would be totally cool.