Being critical about some (or much) aspects of Star Wars doesn’t make you less of a fan. It means you’re thinking. Use your own mind to find out what you like about Star Wars and the things you don’t like. In terms of Prequel Defenders, i noticed that a lot of those fans tend to constantly & robotically repeat quotes from George Lucas (“It’s his vision.”, “They are his movies.”, “He can do what ever he wants to do with them.”) to fortify their opinion. And i’m just thinking “Okay, this is Lucas’ mind-set about Star Wars … now please, tell me your OWN thoughts about Star Wars.”
I like the prequels, I don’t mind most of the changes in the Special Editions, and ROTJ is my favorite SW movie, not TESB. I never quote George Lucas, and I don’t tell people who hate the prequels and the SEs that they’re wrong. I’m not going to shy away from saying that there are a few things wrong with the prequels/SEs, but as I said before, they’re not enough problems for me to hate/dislike them.