Nostalgia is about an imagined past that someone claims was better, but is simply wishful thinking and denial of reality...well, that's not really the case with the OT. We can still view the OT in their (mostly) original form to this day. And it holds up. The Prequel trilogy was worse in many ways, as I've posted many times...much of the fundamental logic is nonsensical, it is way too scatterbrained, too much villain dilution, and yes...it didn't fulfill *any* (and I really mean it: the prequels didn't give any significance to the later events of the OT, which is WHAT PREQUELS ARE SUPPOSED TO DO) of what I hoped to see based on my impression of the original trilogy. And the SFX weren't magical. Beyond how special effects pre-CGI were more wondrous because they relied more on clever camera angles and techniques...there are subtle ways by which real models are simply better because they give more detail. There is so much more detail in the cockpits of EPIV Xwings than there were of whatever the prequel craft were. Several of the shots in the OT are actually reminiscent of the real US space program of the time. It's actually really neat. The prequels are simply off...the special effects aren't quite solid...they're too computerized and mushy. I don't hate the prequels for Jar Jar Binks. I don't hate them for Jake Lloyd. I hate them because the SFX was basically a computer screensaver. I hate them because they don't develop the motivations at all for the fundamental conflict. There is simply no debate. Palpatine is an evil man who perfectly executed his evil plan. That's it. And he manages to trick...a good man...multiple good men...into being evil...it's just stupid.