It's obvious it wasn't made for a new generation of fans. It was made to appease the 30something fans who hated the prequels and just wanted more of the same..
I think someone needs to pop into a toy store.
Maybe it was for both new and old fans, but I think if anyone is going to rant about it being too similar to A New Hope it is the original fans of the first three so I am not sure how that appeases the super fans that curse Jar Jar name. Either way I am not sure if making the movie similar to one that was released in 1979 is that much of a movie high crime. As long as JJ takes us somewhere completely different in the next 2 I am good with his decision.