I respectfully disagree. The OT had a much more powerful complexity, that which is unseen and unspoken. If midichlorians are any example, the more GL tries to explain things the less entertaining and incredible they seem. When the senate was just something I heard about it was infinitely more intriguing than when you see it in the PT. The monster on Dagobah which eats then spits out r2d2 is more terrifying and fantastic than any of the aquatic life opn Naboo. Jango has 8 dozen cool gizmos, he kicks jedi ass, Boba Fett did next to nothing in the OT and was ten times cooler because he was so mysterious. Ever scrap of dirt on his costume told a story. In my prequels, Coruscant will probably go unseen, as will much of the jedi order, and Yoda most likely will remain in the shadows. The simplest way I look at it is this. Think about how you feel when Yoda floats the xwing in ESB, and ask yourself if you'll ever get that feeling watching the PT. I can't describe that feeling, and I won't try. Its that complex. Don't get me wrong, the PT is a lof of fun. But like I said, miscalulated, in my opinion. I am listening to the soundtrack from Clones, and will say this. The real story, I think sometimes, is in the music. The twin sunset in Star Wars was so powerful not because of the visual, but because the music explained that visual more than any dialogue ever could. The twin sunset in AOTC was a failure by comparison. But that said, I agree. Lucas did a good thing allowing the Expanded Universe. It showed him there was an audience out there. That audience was given too much material, and they didn't exercise enough control over it, in my estimation. Somethings are better as mysteries. The planet Yavin is a tremendous mystery. But in the comics, it's Exar Kun's throne of blood. It doesn't improve the film, in fact it detracts from it. Zahn's stuff is sometimes considered as sacred as Lucas', but the hot chocolate showed how weak his contribution was, and him having Leia "know" casually about Dagobah and his positive/negative view of the Force and the "Dark Side" cave just weakened the wonderful mystery of what was really going on in that scene. I want to know what happened to Luke's father, Leia's mother, etic. I want to know what Ben did in the Clone Wars. I DON'T want Dagobah to be a world of exile for Yoda. He FIT there, from my viewing. Somethings are better left mysteries.