I already see it now. You are all excited about the upcoming "sequel trilogy" but by the time we get to Episode 8 or Episode 9, the sequel trilogy would be more in lined with the prequels, not the originals. Because people put the original SW movies on such a HIGH pedestal and people had their own preconcieved visions of what Anakin Skywalker was like and such, the PT wasn't too popular with the hardcore SW crowd to the point where even casual SW fans bash on the PT. Hell, it it is sort of "cool" or trendy to say something like "The prequels suck" or "I prefer the originals", even from a 19 year old who probably grew up on the PT. Too much romance, too much politics, too much CGI etc etct etc.... The Sequels would be no different. People through EU already have their preconcieved thoughts and ideas about the post ROTJ realm and if the story from the ST does not match up to that (Just like GL's vision of Anakin didn't match up with most people's) then you all will whine and cry about it. Even if Han, Luke, and Leia all return (and possibly Lando and Chewie) then you all will find some nitpick reasons to keep the OT on that such high pedestal. Say what you want about the PT, but at the core the main fault was that people were too closed minded to accept GL's vision of Anakin. I bet most people visioned Anakin Skywalker to be force choking people at an early age and just a walking menace. However that wasn't the case, he was just a niave little boy with great aspirations....like MOST little boys and girls are. However, that didn't play too well with the general fanbase. In EP2 when Anakin was a teenager, he was hormonal and very rebellious. Some would say he was whiney but then again, what teenager isn't? Anakin like most teens believes the world revolves around him. However, that didn't play too well with the general fanbase. I suspect some similar things would happen with the Sequel Trilogy. It is said that the ST would NOT use the EU as a guideline but instead have a new story as to what happens post ROTJ. This means no Mara Jade, no Jacen Solo and all that other EU crap. Luke might have kids but they will be new and Disney's vision. Han and Leia may or maynot be married and may have kids, but they would be how Disney invisioned them. There will be conflicts but it would be conflicts created by Disney. This alone woud cause a stirr and this is where I believe the hate/bashing of the Sequel Trilogy would begin. Me personally, I am glad that it won't follow EU as I have never read any EU material that is post ROTJ. I am more of an Old Republic Era type guy. So I would at least be able to go into this trilogy with a wide open mind. Many of you here has spent years clinging onto an idea of what the post ROTJ era was like through works such as the Thrawn Trilogy and so on. Therefore when you see the ST, instead of having an open mind, you would subjectively be comparing it to what you already knew (or that you knew) about the post ROTJ realm. This is where the conflict could arise. I can see it now, people blaming JJ Abrams for not having a true Star Wars vision. Or Disney not taking the SW license seriously and ruined the post ROTJ era by not following the EU. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if fans attacked Mark, Carrie, and Harrison for not bringing that same "mystic" to the ST as they did with the OT and labeling them as actors just trying to get another paycheck. People did this with the recent Indiana Jones film saying that Harrison didn't put too much effort into the film. There would be more complaints but all you need to know is that people would nitpick the ST just like they did with the PT and not allow the ST to be itself. This is how the ST could possibly suffer the same fate as the PT. Come 2020 when the ST is over (Assuming EP9 is released in 2019), people would proclaim the OT as the true and greatest SW films and labeling the PT/ST as just money grabbers for George Lucas and Disney. We will have endless dicussions of people who are pro PT vs those who are Pro OT. Hell, perhaps a new trilogy would be announced and the cycle would once continue. TL;DR -- People will be too closed minded to accept the ST for what it is and immerse themselves in Disney's vision of the post ROTJ era. People would stubbornly cling onto EU "facts" and not accept what is given to us in the ST and thus would create a wave of people bashing the ST for every small detail the same way they did with the PT.