I mean, how DARE I get upset over Star Wars being commercialized, right?
But the biggest beef I had with it? As any old school fan will tell you, Star Wars day is May 25th. From the moment A New Hope entered theatres on THAT fateful day in 1977, THAT's the day that I would always think of as Star Wars day, and that would be the day that I celebrate.
But as I have gotten older, certain aspects of my curmudgeonly exterior have softened a bit, especially around the fandom edges. Oh, I can still rant with the best of them, but I'm a little more selective about what I rant about. And I have decided to let the peasants have their fun. Sure, May the fourth is catchy. It allows for the funny Revenge of the fifth to follow. It provides multiple excuses to watch Star Wars. But perhaps most importantly, it makes people happy.
And if your fandom doesn't make you happy, why bother being a fan?
Happy Star Wars day guys. May the fourth be with you.