Enough of the GL bashing. Seriously is that all some of you do? If it was not for GL their would not be anything star wars. After all he is the one created the whole saga. We need to at least respect the fact he did made these films and not bash him everytime he makes a change to the films. But everyone has a right to their opinion about the changes to the films some like them some don't.
In all due respect: Being fond of StarWars doesn't automagically mean I have to be fond of it's creator(s) as well.
And when you talk about the necessity of appreciation - you make it sound like a one-way street... what about Lucas appreciating compassion for the theatrical cuts? At last that's the very thing that put him where he is today.