Very eloquently said and I couldn't say it better myself. I will add (like I have in a bunch of other threads) I don't think many people grasp how difficult it was to do what Lucas did. He bucked the system at every point in the beginning of his career. He risked so much just believing in what he thought was right, to go up against the directors guild, production companies, Hollywood and society in general. Not just in Star Wars, but in movie production. When something couldn't be done, he invented a way to do it, example: ILM.. Better sound. Ground breaking FX. He revolutionized movie making, and almost ANY movie you like now a days most likely was touched by something Lucas did in the past. And to the PT haters: I remember the "Dark Times", after 1983 and before 1996. SW was all but forgotten. Sure there were a few hardcore fans left (me included) but it was not considered mainstream at all anymore. There were a few games, books, etc. It wasn't until Lucas released the Special Editions and re-infused Star Wars into society. But that came at a price. He was bashed for "changing the originals". Then he was bashed for the PT. For all the haters, they have no clue that the only reason they have a forum to bash George in is because he brought Star Wars back! He made Star Wars relevant again. And all he gets is crap from people. If it wasn't for the PT and eventually TCW you wouldn't have 4 year old kids running around with lightsabers wearing Ahsoka and Obi-Wan shirts. Lucas is a genius, and I doubt we'll see anyone like his kind for a very long time. I hope Disney understands the shoes they are trying to fill.