I don't know, mang, I actually have fonder memories of watching the prequels to the originals, and I don't care what the majority of nerdom says :U I'm also highly aware of some of the psychology that goes into a younger generation's dislike for the prequels which makes me defend them even more.
I do remember watching episode one with my siblings when I was young and enjoying it for its bright colors! So I understand where you're coming from with the whole nostalgia thing! Watching it now though, it was too boring and I couldn't finish it! Haha! I have only seen bits and pieces of the other two as well. The last one was okay!
Anakin is a cool character! Have you watched the Clone Wars series?