Of course, I'm not going to moderate this thing with "Purgatory" or "Excommunication" or "Expelled from the Jedi Order" or anything like that, so I'm 112% positive that this will actually become another George bashing thread.
I feel this site has plenty of those threads and I think it might be worthwhile to look at the good in this guy. I mean, the GL hate gets pretty ridiculous. If he changes something, it's so he can make money off new toys. If he doesn't change something, it's because he doesn't care. I understand the criticism from members of this site and agree with many of them, though not with the passion that most others here feel. I also don't like many of the non-Star Wars side of George Lucas. Nevertheless, I hope that we can get a few nice statements about the guy before SkyJedi comes in and does what he does best and turns it into another lynching thread (no offense Sky ;)
For bonus points (not that I'm keeping track) I would be amazed if you said something about George's more recent work. If you say, "He gave us Episodes IV and V," that of course counts, but it will be most of your default answers, I suspect. I'd be quite impressed if you can find good qualities with subsequent Star Wars films. But in the end, say what you will.
I'll go first:
I, for one, was pleased with most of the lightsaber fighting in the PT. I know most of you don't like it, but I enjoyed seeing Jedi do cool things. I'm less keen on the Yoda fights, but other than that, I liked the others, especially Ray Park as Darth Maul.