Actually, Lucas hasn't
been pushing anything down anyone's throats. Sure, following the prequels we had a popular, successful series called The Clone Wars
. But no one was forced to watch it. And those that did, by and large, enjoyed and appreciated its exploration of the Star Wars characters. Besides, I honestly don't think we'll see a whole lot to do with clones (unless they go the Palpatine route - and then SW fandom might literally implode from the PT theories that will be revived). But to completely ignore the Clone Wars would be to ignore more than half of the saga (considering it's explicit mention in ANH).