Nor was I... And I, too, have always wondered about the stormtroopers and lasers thing... True, it's all about looking menacing and such, but still, when Ewoks can knock you out with a rock to the helmet, it's time to start thinking about the effectiveness of your PPE (firefighter speak for personal protective equipment)...
If Return of the Jedi
were named In the Jungle of the Bloodthirsty Furry Cannibals
like it should be, people may get the right perspective about Ewoks.