For my money, Star Wars has always been pretty crap. Great universe (their videogames and the general idea of lightsabers etc) but pretty mediocre films.
Revenge of the Sith was probably the best of the lot in my book.
An issue I take is how you watch them. If you go 1-6, then the twists in 4-6 are ruined, and Luke hitting on Leia is just cringe-worthy. If you go 4-6 then 1-3, twists in the first 3 are ruined. The brought out a Clone Wars CGI film, where at one point, Obi Wan has the high ground, someone flips over him and doesn't die. But of course, "it's over Anakin, I have the high ground" which was a let down in itself.
Also, big NOOOOOOOOO was gimpy.
Why is Lando wearing Han's clothes at the end of Empire (actually pointed out in the family guy versions, but it is true and really, really odd).
Why has everyone forgotten the Jedi and the force in a matter of <30 years. Some of these people must have been alive longer than that.
Darth, in ANH, is clearly a name, rather than title but they switched that (at least imo).
The Jedi in Revenge of the Sith are just so fairy cakes. Unless you are a main character one, you get the pussiest deaths imaginable. We see them allt he time fighting off thousands of laser blasts. Sure, the ability to see the future is clouded and all that pish, but jesus, give their deatsh more than 30 seconds.
Also, R2D2 is a ninja. That was just annoying.
And why the hell, in a world with droids etc would you not shoot that pod in ANH? Seriously.
So, in short, I trust Disney with Lucas' work more than I trust Lucas with it.
I'm in general agreement, Lucas has made only one good film in 40 years. But Disney still managed to get the creator of Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo and Wall:E to mis-manage John Carter of Mars. And the makers of the first Pirates of the Caribbean to ruin the next three films.
I'm hoping that Matthew Vaughn will direct it. Layer Cake and Kick donkey are very good films.