That's an opinion I hear more and more and I am starting to respect it. I don't entirely agree with it, but I am mellowing on the ST a bit, though I still find them better than the PT from the character perspective. However, the one difference I will note is that the OT and PT drew heavily from classic mythology, while the ST drew heavily from more modern and psychological references rather than archetypes, per se. I think the ST is a much more personal story with a mythic and galaxy spanning backdrop. Obviously, mileage, but that's my take. Even now, despite rewatching all 3 PT in anticipation of the ST finale, I just couldn't sit through them. I am excited to read this book. I've heard a lot of good things.