Not always - I know people who are around my age who think the originals are best (presumably because they were shown the films in the order in which they were made, rather than the proper episode order), and I know several older people who think Episodes 1-3 are the best, although they are a good bit older so that when the original trilogy came out they were in their 20s and above, rather than 9-10 year old children, so their minds were not as easily moulded by the originals as those who were children when the originals first came out. I think many people's preferences are shaped due to which films they saw first and the age at which they saw them. I, for example, first saw episodes 1-3 when I was 12, i.e. child age, and because children's imaginations are so much more easily moulded and shaped by new things than those of adults, I immediately became hooked with Episodes 1-3. I then wasn't able to see the originals until I was a good couple of years older at least, because at the time the DVDs for all six were no longer available as it was the transition between the two-disc Lucasfilm versions and the one-disc Disney versions, and was only able to obtain the OT once Disney had re-released the first 6 films on DVD. Because I had first seen episodes 1-3 first and was used to seeing amazing CGI, speeches in the senate and good characters being regularly killed off, I thought the effects and storylines of the Originals were weak in comparison, as I felt the effects were noticeably inferior and the 70s escapism type storylines, where the young heroes are practically invincible and the villains have troops that are described to be good and are terrible whenever they fight the main heroes, I felt just weren't as good as the plots of Episodes 1-3, which, I felt, have more intelligent plots.This applies in reverse to people who saw Episodes 4-6 at a young age when they first came out, and feel that the traditional effects and the less serious stories are what makes up the very spirit of Star Wars, and when they see Episodes 1-3, which are noticeably different in practically every way, they feel that Episodes 1-3 were boring because of the political side, or that because the actors were noticeable different they say that their acting was poorer. I assume you are among this group, @NIGHTBRINGER ? This group is also increased further in size when those that saw Episodes 4-6 first when they were young want their children to have the same experience, so they show their children the films in the order 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3. This then moulds their children's imaginations in a similar way, and thus explains why some people my age prefer Episodes 4-6. I imagine that if I have a child in the future and show them Star Wars in the order I prefer, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, his or her mind will have been moulded in the same way as mine, and thus they will have similar preferences to me. Therefore, the battle between the Prequels and Originals will continue in subsequent generations. Conversely I know several people older than me, and probably older than you as well, who think Episodes 1-3 are better - this is because when they went to see Episodes 4-6 in the 70s, they were in their 20s or older, and saw the escapist nature of the films as just a bit of fun, like the 60s Star Trek series, and not to be taken that seriously, as their imaginations were not as easily moulded. Then when Episodes 1-3 come out with their storylines rooted in political intrigue and the mortality of heroes of all stripes as well as villains, they prefer the prequels because they are more rooted in reality. Now with the arrival of the sequels, more groups have been added to the mix. The original trilogy group is divided further between those who see the sequels as a trip back to their childhood and those who see them as disrespectful remakes of the original films and think they are worse than the prequels, and a new group, those who see the sequels as children, is just starting to be created. Now if these children were to see both the prequels and the originals after the sequels, what would they think? They would most likely praise the originals for having the escapist storylines they know and love, and they will probably praise the prequels for having the better effects closer to the CGI they know and love. This means that different people will be biased towards their particular preferences, and each person has their own preference, so just because there are a larger number of OT fans here, doesn't mean that applies in other places too. It also has to do with time period as well - there are more original trilogy fans here because there are both the adults who saw them in the 70s and their children (and possibly grandchildren), whereas the prequels and sequels groups have had no children yet, so say if we move this maybe 30 years forward, then I imagine there will be more people who like episodes 1-3 and 7-9 more than the originals. I hope you will actually read my post this time, @NIGHTBRINGER , and that you will actually listen to what I have said here, because I feel that this is an important part of what we are discussing in this thread.