Hmmm! Sounds interesting! I'm glad they're returning to the OT conflict, I always liked the era a little better for some reason.
My guess is that the OT rebellion vs empire was a conflict that had some purpose; the fight against oppression. We can get behind that intellectually and emotionally.
They have set up the Clone Wars as a all-around useless fight; no one actually wins; not the republic...not the separatists. It's all just a big false flag operation. The viewers are 'in' on the secret, so it ultimately seems to make it all so much more...pointless.