People hate the prequels because its "hip" to do so. The hate mongering has grown so loud and powerful that they can bend any positivity towards the PT and make it negative. Lots of cranky people who feel the need to be "above" others. Its one thing to dislike a movie, but its madness to let it consume you. To get pleasure from it. To try and bring others down because they disagree with you. The above text describes the most psychotic behavior these PT haters partake in. You don't like the prequels? Fine. But don't insult me because I like them. Thankfully people on this forum don't fall into the psychotic hater category. That is reserved for IMDB.