Did anyone else (that is old enough to remember seeing Empire back in '80 in the theaters, and perhaps before even hearing anything about Lucas' supposed backstories for Star Wars) have a sense of surprise when they saw the opening crawl for ESB? "Episode V"?! What?!!!!!! What the hell did we miss?!!!!
The original Star Wars had no "Episode IV: A New Hope" subtitle until after it got released to home video, I think.