The expanded universe is weak because of this. There is nothing unusual or remarkable about it.
I actually agree that the expanded universe is only going to expand as a result of the new films. New films means new spin offs.
But the inspiration, and what captures the imagination about Star Wars is what appears on the cinema screen, no one got into Star Wars from reading the books.
exactly they are going to still release a whole slew of new comics and books to support this new Post ROTJ EU. I am also calling it that we are going to see a reverse of the Avengers
Where we get the new trilogy and then new movie spin offs based around the new characters telling smaller stories. So we will be getting some years where we get 2 star wars movies. It would be like getting one about an adventure that centers around Luke and one that centers around Han in the same year. Of course it will be with the new characters.