The reality is the PT is more well known as a series of memes than anything of note, and a lot of internet blogs trying to suggest otherwise are highly suspicious. But what else is new.
What’s so suspicious about people liking the prequels? The idea going around that people only like the prequels because of the memes is completely ridiculous. It’s just the natural result in a change of perspective. The old guard of the Star Wars fandom naturally dismisses the prequels, since their perspective on Star Wars is so heavily influenced by the OT. But the people who grew up with the prequels accept the visual style of those movies, which makes it easier for them to see both the good and the bad of those movies. The discussions over whether a Star Wars movie “feels like Star Wars” are completely subjective, since everyone’s definition of Star Wars is different.