The stormtroopers were quite silly really... were they of any use to the empire, if we count out the Corvette invasion in the beginning of A New Hope? They\'re utterly, completely, useless 99,9% of the time!
The helmets... their field of vision covers approximately 10º. The armour... is it supposed to protect from something? Their weapon handling... well they\'re the bad guys, they\'re not really supposed to hit anyone. Their melée fighting skills... "Oh my god, it\'s a swarm of knee-height furry fluffballs with wooden sticks, duck and cover everyone!"
But, yeah, they were cool nevertheless
The new robots were at least partly effective, but somehow soulless...