I think it was better when they used puppets in the original ones
I've never actually met anyone in person who thinks the puppet Yoda was better than the CG versions.
There was this one scene where the slave trader who owns Anakin and his mom was talking to Anakin about where his mom was.
He looked like a hologram from the original movies. <_<
I just think the concentrated a little... too much on CGI, to the point where they were neglecting storytelling and cinematic elements in lieu of the 'omg this is shiny lets make more shiny' factor. It's like some FPSes these days, they're so obsessed with graphical quality that the entire game looks brown and unrealistic. Almost over realistic.