This I never understand for two reasons: 1. I never expected that. I knew from the prologue to the ANH novel to old interviews (TIME magazine in particular) that the backstory was more subtle and machiavellian. Lucas specifically used machiavellian in the quote. I knew it would be political, I expected it and found it interesting. 2. We got a fast spaced space opera to boot. That people didn't like the more formal main characters didn't matter a bit to me....I didn't expect wisecracking Jedi or politicians.