@danslott: I honestly don't get why you have to justify yourself to a group of people who kept buying Superior Spider-Man regardless of how awful they thought it was. You could have replaced Peter Parker with one the cast members of Pretty Little Liars and they would have eaten it up like ramen with sriracha.
@mitran: I made it somewhere after the time Luke mentored Kyp Durron. Exar Cun was a nice touch, but as I understood it it just wasn't continuity (Exar Cun was fabricated for the comics, also an attempt to show off a double-sided lightsaber that they failed to touch up on with Darth Maul, in all its trickery). I didn't particularly like how anyone could become a supposed Dark Lord, something Lucas just had to incorporate in the prequels. The books were pretty much fan fiction.
@earthquake_2123: I love the original trilogy. I come from a family where all everyone talks about is Star Wars. Now imagine four of my six siblings crying about the edited and remastered versions, talking about Timothy Zahn being the best writer and indulging themselves on everything prequel, mostly for their children's sakes. While the expanded universe is a nice idea, it's essentially fan fiction even under the Lucas logo. I'm waiting for these movies to destroy everything bandwagon fans hold dear to their hearts.
I'm not following your logic. Because you like the OT and don't like listening to your siblings' talk about prequels/EU, everyone who likes the EU is a bandwagonner gorging on fanfiction?
I answered his question. Frankly, I love that J.J Abrams is basically throwing out years of trashy continuity that served no purpose. I think the question you should be asking is: how many books, action figures and collectible slurpee cups do you think earthquake owns?