George Lucas has come up with a universe that has touched the life of millions. While there are folks out there who continue to express their hatred for him, I believe that the number of people who love his work out number the haters.
No matter what George decided for the direction for the movies, people would still complain anyway.
I believe that the voice of haters only seems abundant due to the Internets. Many moons ago, to get your voice out to millions, you would have to be on TV or in the newspapers. Today, you can say something which could be potentially read by millions - and the Internets enable you to do this anonymously.
But why do people continue to spend time and effort devoting their time to hating something when there are more important things in life - like getting a job maybe?!
Could it be that they are actually passionate about their subject of hatred?
Many readers of DC are bloggers and I notice from reading their blogs that some of them get trolled too. But think of it this way.
Some of you may be familiar with the Durian fruit - some of you not. Its not possible to say "I hate Durian" if one does not know what it is.
But once one has an encounter with the Durian, one will either love the taste or hate it due to the incredibly strong smell. So there you go - having a notable amount of people hating you is a measure of your popularity and success.
I've seen bloggers give up writing because of their increased amount of haters. Haters are passionate about hating you. They want you to continue so they can hate you more. So why not continue to give them what they want and at the same time continue to share the content that your supportive readers enjoy.
I also write about haters in length in the Toyosu Photo Walk article. One thing I didn't cover in that article however is another theory that I have about haters and why they are so fixated on their subject of hate. It could be because they have not found meaning to life and that hating you gives them purpose. Can you imagine somebody with a happy fruitful career spending their time and effort hating something or somebody?