The Clone Wars is a mind boggling choice for a name of a conflict that's a civil war/a Jedi cull/the Clone-Robot Wars/War of Senatorial Aggression (why do we not have a series about Separatist rebels yet?)
Maybe the Galactic Republic shouldn't have put their entire military leadership in the hands of their very own Knights Templar while simultaneously staffing apparently their entire military solely out of a single planet's magically prepared military force.
Jedi are just another Military Order fan fiction with some light Samurai fetish.
Having the entire military be clones in the Wars of Republican Decline makes NO DAMN SENSE WHATSOEVER and betrays any sense of real stakes--same with the massive battle droid armies. It's complete garbage. Real civil wars involve all the people. WTF.
Most of the Expanded Universe--which I love and still regard as the true vision of Star Wars--isn't great, but Timothy Zahn and Michael Stackpole's books remain great examples of what Star Wars could be.
The prequels are terrible but the Filoni shows are amazing, and I'll take the prequels to get Rebels.
The sequels are fine, they just should have let one director do the whole trilogy. I like the JJ Abrams vision. I would have like the Rian Johnson vision. The intermixing of the two sucks and that's too bad.
As with all franchises, there are highs and lows and eventually we accept we like them because we like them, or dislike them because we dislike them, and it's all opinion based and fine.
Yelling at actors for characters they portray is fucking atrocious and people should be fucking ashamed of themselves.

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We got lucky.
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...disorganized, lazy, and profoundly inept wannabe dictator.

And that saved a lot.
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