I'm now finished with my 3rd viewing of ROTS and I can't decide if I like it because I'm too distracted with the trilogy as a whole. I grew up watching the originals, like the average fan, and then divulged into the new ones as they came out. But the recent person I saw the movie with started with TPM and has only seen the first 3. I mean she knows what happens in the originals, but she hasn't seen them. But my greatest fear since I first found about the prequels is that the originals will lose everything that makes them great. I mean if you started off watching the new ones intstead of the old ones~ -you don't get a good as an explanation of the force as offered in ANH, you kind of just have to figure it out in TPM on your own -Finding out that Vader is Luke's father is no longer as shocking and tormenting to Luke as it was in ESB -After watching Yoda fly around mid-lightsaber battle, you are no longer awed when he lifts that X-Wing out of the swamp in ESB -After watching ROTS, then you are no longer surprised when the Emperor unleashes his power in ROTJ -You'll always be wondering why R2-D2 isn't jumping around burning stormtroopers -You'll be confused just how Chewbacca went from piggie-backing Yoda, to serving Han -you'll wonder why there is no Qui-Gon in the ghost scene of ROTJ, since he was the first to discover the power -after finishing ROTS and starting the OT, you'll constantly be hoping that Jar-JAr was not an invention of the OT so you never have to see him again However an upside of starting with the PT are~ -Truly fearing for Obi-WAn in TPM -the girl I was with was actually fearing for Yoda when Order 66 was initiated, much to my amusement -the disolving of the senate in ANH means more to you -the destruction of Alderaan means a lot more I mean even though these movies are numbered I,II and III I just don't think watching them in that order for the first time is any way to enjoy the series. I think its always going to be the OT and then you go back to see "prolouge" to the OT. Any one else have any comments?