While watching the Original Trilogy DVD special features, the George Lucas' concept of the "used future" was brought up, which i now remember as one of the reasons why the OT worked so well. If you're not familiar with the idea, it's the notion that even in a highly developed space-faring society, there will always be mud and grit and sand that gets everywhere. So the droids were oily and rusty, bars were grimy places, storm troopers' armour got scuffed up, etc. All of which worked very well in bringing a sense of realism to the films. However this idea seems to have been almost completely abandoned or forgotten in the Prequel Trilogy - everything is shiny and clean and far to "futuristic" to feel believable. It looks like they've spent too much money on making everything look perfect. Does anyone else know what I mean and agree/disagree?