See, I'm cool with vampires. Actually, pretty much anything that isn't a mindless flesh/brain eating thing is cool with me.
You kidding me? Do you remember the last Tarantino flick to hit the streets? This is going to hold you over 'til May of 2148.
I asked around after you mentioned it the first time. Apparently, that was a compromise. The original draft, from what I hear, had more aliens. So Spielberg, since this was a collaborative franchise, couldn't just say, "This is fucking stupid, get out of here." He had to offer constructive criticism and just sort of hint that the aliens were a bad idea. The movie that made it to theaters represents the best of what Lucas could do.
It's sad. I think Lucas still has gems hidden in there, but I don't want to deal with him long enough to get at them.