True. That’s generally something I try to keep in mind when I think of ideas. Your idea might be really creative, but you have to ask yourself, “Would a first-time viewer pick up on the idea I’m trying to convey?”
For example, I like the idea of the Emperor being some kind of Sith-collective conscious, but what ways can you convey that idea in the film? You definitely could imply it, the implication is there in the theatrical, but could you make it overt and obvious to the audience?
It is easy for us to get very ambitious ideas when it comes to editing these movies, but a lot of times I’ve noticed the simplest changes tend to be the most effective. Find the path of least resistance, basically.