Could you provide an explanation in which way Lucas "tried to push Luke, Han and Leia aside or pervert their characters to be only tools"? Seriously? Maybe I've missed the newest version for which Lucas cut out most of the scenes with Luke/Han/Leia and replaced them with new Vader scenes or you only got this all wrong... You don't have to feel bad for anyone, not for me at least. Perhaps, yet, we're a bit alike since I feel sorry for people who desperately cling to the past, trying to recreate and conservate that past forever. Luckily that's not the rule for mankind, otherwise we'd still be living in caves... Your opinion is certainly yours, but I'd rather think with Episode VII it will be even more nonsensical to mess up an order which is perfectly fine..... How enlightening, anectodal evidence again ... 1,428571428571429e-10 % of human population is definitely a good enough sample to determine what's "simply a better film" that "connects more with the audience" Where is the correlation between a "better film" and "connection" with the audience, btw?