First off, as a Star Wars fan you should know it's Lucasfilm, one word, not plural, etc. Second, see the darned movie, it's a great film. Yes, it absolutely deserved a theatrical release. It is much more worthy than almost any other movie released this summer. I thought it was one of the summer's better, more fun films, with exceptions like Iron Man, The Dark Knight, and probably Indy 4 thrown in there. It was supposed to be a present to the fans, a theatrical release to get us excited for the TV series, it's a BONUS. But nothing Lucas can do will ever come across as something for the fans, because someone always makes it out to be just about money, like a guy with $3.5 billion needs another $10 million or $50 million so bad that he wants to ruin his legacy. Suuure, that makes tons of sense. I think it was fantastic to have a Star Wars feature film sent to theaters!