Though, its funny that you try to objectively justify your hatred towards the prequels. Despite popular opinion, I don't think their that bad -- not revolutionary as the originals were for their time -- and not extraordinary, but decent B movie rentals if nothing else. Sure, some bad acting here and there, but nothing offensively bad.
Did I see them at an impressionable age? Maybe. But I didn't love them even then. Now let me ask you something... did you see the originals at an impressionable age?