"True Star Wars fans hate Star Wars." I don't know that I agree with that. There are some valid points, but "hate" is a pretty strong word. One could even say it leads to suffering, but that's beside the point. I've been a fan of Star Wars since the beginning. I consider myself a "true" Star Wars fan. I love the movies, I have read some of the books, a lot of the comics and I even have a Jedi costume and a handful of lightsabers for special occasions. I don't hate Star Wars by any stretch of the imagination. I think, for me at least, disappointed might be a more appropriate word. The word "disappointed" works because we all have heard the stories about what could have been had George not been more interested in merchandising or in pushing the limits of practical, and later digital, special effects. By hearing those stories, we then picture what could have been in our minds and, naturally, everybody can do it better their way. Am I disappointed in Episodes I-III? Yes. Am I still entertained by them? Yes. Am I disappointed that we got teddy bears instead of Wookies in Return of the Jedi? Yes. Does it take away from my enjoyment of that movie? No. Am I disappointed that Han Solo got watered down in Return of the Jedi? Yes. Does it change my opinion of the character? No. I think a true Star Wars fan can view the movies, flaws and all, and accept them for what they are: escapist entertainment. There's a wonderful story there, it's just that sometimes you have to do a little digging to find it. And it's not like George's changes have been all bad. At one point, Han Solo was going to be green and have gills and at another point the entire cast was going to be made up of little people.