Love your post because it really fleshes out why maybe I enjoyed the prequels, perhaps as a group, even more than the last three. It was pretty easy to follow what was going on, with senators getting together and pushing the story forward, but very foreboding as you knew huge betrayal was going on at the back door. It just made sense, as if it could really happen. Geez, hard to say that regarding a lot of the last two imo. There were some genuine tense moments, and really, the first film from the prequel was pretty darn good (just like Force Awakens, the first of the last three). The pod racing scene was very well done, and I have to say, for me a lot of the prequel elements felt more true to the first three classic films than these last three. And that scene showing all of those fighter droids (and the “factory” making them) and just about ready to go out and fight...scary! Those films did a fine job creating tension and the desire to see what would happen next. I just didn’t feel that with the last two, though I think Rogue One did a good job telling it’s story. Just didn’t care much about anything in Solo, and I’m not buying the disc either. I tend to group the three trilogies as simply three very long films. If looked at that way, if it weren’t for Force Awakens I would have an easy time saying I enjoyed the prequels more than the final trilogy. Force Awakens kinda lifts all the boats, as there is an awful lot I didn’t really love about TLJ, and I’m not sure I liked Skywalker significantly better, despite many seemingly enjoying it more. Here’s the weird thing: I didn’t really care for Rogue One or TLJ in the theatre, but loved them upon a second viewing at home. So I feel I need to give this last one a shot at home before I nail down how I really feel about it. And part of it could very well be I’m simply burned out on Star Wars and so the quality of this last trilogy as a whole wouldn’t have made that much of a difference, despite my love for Force Awakens. A sign I may be burned out: I know that not long ago I would have preordered the upcoming box set without even thinking about it. But when it was put up on Amazon for presale, I quickly decided that I only need the Rise Of Skywalker and I’m good, already owning the first two trilogies on that very nice blu-ray box set. I’m not going into the 4K pool. Blu-ray is good enough for me, and I just don’t think we’ll see that many films re-done for 4K physical disc release. Some classics aren’t even on blu-ray, plus there is no way I’m replacing all my films yet again, or my plenty good enough 150” HD projection system. So, that aspect didn’t come into play in my decision not to order.