Regarding the EU, I feel torn. Because though the EU had given us, IMO, some great and awesome stories, like:
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (the comics, games and entire area)
- Star Wars Legacy
- Rise of Darth Bane and Rule of Two(also the war before that,...)
it has also given me the creeps... The entire New Republic area(4 ABY - 45 ABY), it seems like al these authors made the same mistake:
It always had to be bigger, more dangerous and more dramatic.
Like the authors said: "Hey you know that last novel of that other auther were you tought it was dangereous? Wel now it really is even more dangerous." They even killed Chewie, trying to make their point.
Yeah, I guess chewie was just going to live forever