Yup, me too.I denied it for three years until ROTJ came out in '83. :lol
Oh, you poor S.O.B.. I was there at the first 8am showing having been pulled out of grade 1 for the day for the occassion. I think it took a few months to really sink in, as it's not the major thing I took away from ESB Being 6, perhaps it's excuseable, but the melancholy colour scheme in the last half of the film is what totally blew me away (and still has a massive impact for me), and WE LOST HAN! WHAT?! The good guys NEVER loose!I don't remember when I found out... By the late 90's everyone was using the phrase again, so yeah... I knew before I even saw ESB.
After walking out of the theater in 1980, my Mother was convinced the Emperor was actually...I remember having arguments with my friends at the time that Obi-Wan was Luke's father.