I don’t think anyone who thinks art is subjective is trying to make it immune from criticism.
Okay, but I have a feeling some people have argued that episodes 1-3 are not “bad” movies, just “different”, and that others have said, “no, they really are BAD movies and here’s why…”
Isn’t that where this discussion originates? Because some people have the unpopular opinion that the prequels are actually good?
I think the prequels are objectively bad, but that doesn’t mean someone can’t get enjoyment out of them.