Ok, I will make an exception for those who were unfortunate enough to see the original 'Star Wars' between 1977-1980, but for the rest of you: You have been watching the Star Wars episodes in the wrong order, and you KNEW it. in 1980 'The Empire Strikes Backs' was presented as episode 5 of the Star Wars Saga, and somewhere around the same time 'Star Wars' was redubbed 'episode 4: A New Hope'. Both events got broad media exposure, you could have stopped watching right there. For the video generation there is no excuse at all, the correct viewing order was always clearly indicated. So far no harm done you think, you enjoyed the heck out of the second half of the Saga. But along comes Lucas with the first half, as promised since 1980, and all you do is complain and complain, how it doesn't seem to fit, how it is lackluster... Well what did you expect, you spoiled yourself! You already know everything, who's gonna die, who's gonna live, everything that will happen. Shame on you. Fortunately, our children will not have to endure this test of patience.