Excellent points Jeff, it will have to be more of a wait and see thing with that generation. I too largely "left" Star Wars in high school and the beginning of college. I still watched the movies (and didn't make it a secret that they were my favorites), but aside from checking out my brothers POTF2 stuff (he's 12 years younger than me, so right in that "prequel generation") and taking a look at the Thrawn trilogy, there wasn't much else in the way of Star Wars for me. I actually didn't start collecting the POTF2 stuff until later in that line, and haven't looked back since.
I'll be curious to see if the younger generation has the same "attachment" to these sorts of things the way we do/did. I mean, there will of course be exceptions to every rule, but I'm not sure if things like movies, tv shows, and toys are quite as iconic to kids now (or a short while ago) as they were to us. There used to be a lot less out there to get our attention, and I think things stuck with us more because of that. I hope I'm wrong though, because I'd love to see a new generation of collectors. I look at our nephews (ages 10 and
, and they are only familiar with the OT at all due to my wife and I - and they seem to love the prequel trilogy and CW as their "Star Wars" just fine.