MY feelings on Lucas are mixed. On the one hand, he began everything, and without him we wouldn't have Star Wars here today. As has been mentioned he continues to contribute to the VFX industry. And I can't thank him enough for helping to give Joseph Campell more mainstream exposure. That said, I feel he's far past his prime and his star has fallen. He's said and done so many things involving the saga that I disagree with. His Special Editions- all of them. I've heard the first one had to be done for some financial reasons, though it's only a rumor. The second one didn't need to be made. This 3D conversion of all of them DEFINITELY does not need to be made. It seems like a blatant money grab and I am not a fan of 3D anyway- I feel it can be used (and often is used) to gloss over poor storytelling with flashy effects in the hopes of making more money. I guess the main problem I have with Lucas is he is TOO reliant on visual effects and new technologies. Everyone knows he isn't an "actor's director" and is more technically minded. He crams so much onto the screen that the mind can't comprehend all of it, and that's never a good thing unless you're TRYING to overload the sense of the audience. You've heard that Episode III commentary? Every single shot has some blue screen in it. Actually, that's probably another reason for the conversions- George wants to try it out, and what better way could he think of than converting Star Wars? Which is another, smaller beef I have with the man; he hasn't really tried to do much non-Star Wars related stuff in decades, Spielberg partnerships and ILM projects notwithstanding. Finally, there's his attitude towards the EU. He essentially treats it as an Alternate Universe or even a side-project, and that marginalizes all of the work hundreds of others have put into it, regardless of it's quality (and I think there are some pretty good things in the EU, even if it isn't all roses). Frankly it sometimes seems like he tries to downplay the importance of anything he didn't have a direct involvement in, but that might just be me over-thinking things. Filoni? I don't want him to take over the reins. I still can't get over the fact that Ahsoka even exists, just because of the huge problems it poses for canon and Episode III, and it's why I've never been a regular viewer of it. For that same reason (not being a regular viewer) I can't really say anything one way or the other concerning Katie Lucas, and I only know Jett Lucas as "George's son who dressed up as a Jedi who got killed in Episode III". Honestly if he weren't the same age as Lucas I'd say Steve Sansweet would be the guy I'd pick. Without him on the table I'd like a joint leadership of Howard Roffman, Leland Chee and Pablo Hidalgo, although I don't think it will ever happen. Together those three have a great combination of running and understanding the marketing aspect (Roffman), being immersed in continuity and canon (Chee) and having a decent amount of creative experience (Hidalgo) while all being prominent faces to the fan community.