Fluffy, I'm afraid you're right. They did have to move with the times, but they somehow lost some magic along the way. Maybe it's just the Binks that ruins it for me, I don't know.
Yes move wiht the times but really poor story lines and excessive (somewhat crappy acting in there too) GCI a good movie do not make. I mean jam jar bling (oh sorry jar jar binks) FFS he was what why and where? Sure the originals are by comparison not so slick but they stand the test of time way better than the drivel that prequels them.
I'd be very interested in the seatpost reflector if you decide to split.