#2. It Gives Us Something to Complain AboutLet's take a holistic look at the whole Star Wars experience:
Complaining about Star Wars isn't a bug, it's a feature. The Internet probably would have collapsed due to lack of interest around the year 2000 if people didn't have The Phantom Menace to bitch about. And in 2012, with the economy still struggling to regain its feet, we should be applauding Lucas and his addled authorial vision for his stimulating effects on the world's bitching industry.
"I'm an AARB-certified Master Complainer, and I've been out of a job since 2007 when the Revenge of the Sith hate petered out, and what are you going to do about that, Mr. Lucas?" -- thunderous applause, chants of "SUCK MORE, SUCK MORE, SUCK MORE"
But if I had one final word of advice for the complainers and bitchers rushing to the ramparts to battle these latest revisions, it would have to be "moderation," because lest we forget ...
#1. It's Just The Phantom MenaceCome on, fellas. It's The Phantom Menace we're talking about here. This one just isn't worth getting that worked up about. Save your real fury for when he puts an R2-D2 flying scene in the next Episode IV revision.
Because you know it's coming, and you know it will make your blood shit.