Wow, then I've totally being seen the Ewok/Storm Trooper battle the wrong way.
See, I thought it had something to do with high technology and tall armored chaps vs primative teddy bears who fight with stones and wear leather. Sort of like Lord of the Rings type of thing.....Progress vs Nature.
On the subject of the prequels, I hated Phantom Menace with all my being, but I liked Attack of the Clones okay and the third one quite a bit. Phantom Menace was too silly and horribly acted to be considered a classic. By the second one, I was thinking it couldn't get any worse and it didn't, thankfully. Jar Jar was seen less, Jake Lloyd was gone and Hayden's a little easier on the eyes. I've never been able to see Portman clicking with the SWs universe. Her style of acting just doesn't belong, but it's tolerable by the third film.
And Pak suffered a massive head injury at the circus as a child which is why he likes the prequels. He just doesn't remember the incident because it was too traumatic.