I had mixed feelings about the prequels for a few years. If you would have asked me then, I would have said the Original Trilogy was the only thing in my personal canon. This way of thinking inevitably spread to largely ignoring the animated series as well. Star Wars just wasn’t going in the direction I wanted.
Over time, those characters and stories grew on me. I quote Star Wars often, and found myself repeating lines from the new movies and series right along with the Originals. I proudly say I love it all now and it feels great. Is it all perfect? Of course not. But your focus determines your reality. There’s a lot to love in all the movies and series. I took that mindset into the sequels and enjoyed them too.
I look at the three individual trilogies as products of their unique time. They’re like time capsules of a sort. Each new generation puts their own stamp on Star Wars. I can’t wait to see what the next wave of movies and series bring. I doubt any of us will live to see the end, and that is a comforting thought of a sort.
The Force will be with you, always.