I'm not suprised. The hard-core fans always tend to hate the new movies almost as much as the special editions of the old movies. That's not me, though. I love the prequals, as I often find myself distracted from the movies by less-than perfect special effects, and bad coloring.
However, UTR is right about the technology. I would think the technology used in Knights of the Old Republic would be inferior to everything. However, it seems the same. Then, during the Clone Wars, the dog fights are fought with Much more manuverable ships that the Original Trilogy. And how is it that R2-D2, who's even older the the Clone Wars, can slice (that is, hack) new high-end Imperial computers?
They had better. I have been hoping for a long time to see the last three movies, which BTW George has had a script for for 3 decades. But without George in the picture, I honestly worry about how the films will turn out. I'm sure Disney knows that hard-core fans like myself will need to see whatever they fork out at least once, meaning crap could equal profits.
Personally, I wish they could just hire Irvin Kershner to direct the entire trilogy, as I believe Empire Strikes Back to be the best of the Original Trilogy. I also wish they could use concept art from Ralph Mcquarrie, as his art was one of the most important elements of the entire franchise. unfortunately, both individuals are among the decised.