I got into the fandom with the PT, so it was absolutely a huge shock for me that Star Wars fans actually didn't like those movies. Especially Jar jar, who I thought was a pretty charming character - an alien comic relief. While I still love the PT, the OT grew on me. It has wonderful characters, better acting, more creative scenery, and a more optimistic tone that appeals to me. So, I prefer the OT more despite being a huge PT fan. At the risk of probably being the most unpopular SW opinion ever, I find ANH and TPM have a lot of similar formulas to them. A hero starting their journey from Tattooine, comic relief from the droids and Jar Jar, the wise mentor (Obi-wan vs Qui-gon), The Princess (Leia vs Padme) being guided through enemy terrritory. The plot just reminds me of a sci-fi version of the Toshiro Mifune movie Hidden Fortress.