Since the release of the prequels I have been very diassapointed in Star Wars and George Lucas in general. To say that they were a let down is an understatement..
Anyways, I just came across a comment on /. :
You know what would have worked, if Lucas wanted to do prequels, is, say, a movie dedicated towards the ancient history; say a movie about the first confrontations between the Jedi and the Sith. A second could deal with the rise of the Republic, and then one single movie to deal with Anakin becoming Darth Vader. - MightyMartian
Now THAT sounds like a grand idea. Why didn't someone think of that?!? If Lucas DOES go back to the Star Wars universe (lets face it, he's not shy of making lots of $$$) that would be a story I'd pay to see. As long as someone else writes it. And someone else directs it. Actually, Lucus just needs to provide the money.