You know what gets to me.. people complain that JJ Trek is "too much like Star Wars" because it's full of action. And people complain about the prequels, particularly TPM because it is too slow and bogged down in politics!
Despite being a massive "Star Trek" fan, and having only an appreciation of "Star Wars" (I only saw "The Empire Strikes Back" in a cinema because I'd been buying "Starlog" magazine to get "Star Trek" news; I caught "A New Hope" when it premiered on TV a few months later), I went to the midnight screening premiere of "The Phantom Menace".
Imagine my shudder when I read this:
"Turmoil has engulfed the
Galactic Republic. The taxation
of trade routes to outlying star
systems is in dispute.
"Hoping to resolve the matter
with a blockade of deadly
battleships, the greedy Trade
Federation has stopped all
shipping to the small planet