Star Wars basically was my childhood. I still remember that day in Sam's Club, my parents saw the original trilogy on VHS, said they knew I would like it, and boy were they right. I loved it. I was obsessed with Star Wars. I read a number of the books, got really into collecting the action figures, and played as many of the games I could find. When the prequels were coming out I was still at the height of my obsession, and I enjoyed all of them immensely at first (I was just a kid). I even bought an XBOX initially just to play Knights of The Old Republic (Which coincidentally ended up being the game that really got me into gaming. Still my favorite.). Over the years I became less fond of the prequels, though I still argue they have redeemable quality's and are acceptable, decent even, movies. Still love the original trilogy a ton and they remain my favorite movies to this day.
So yeah, I'm really excited about Episode VII. I love the Star Wars universe and I'm really happy that its coming back in a big way.
First heard of it probably 5 or so years ago. I spent some time looking for "hidden gems" of the PS2/Xbox/GC era, and Phantom Dust was one of the titles I found, but never ended up getting it. I think the card based gameplay put me off and I forgot about it. I was genuinely surprised to see it make a comeback today. The whole time during the trailer I was thinking: "There's no way this could be Phantom Dust, right?"