the problem with Manados can be summed up in two words.
The problem with Mandos can be summed up in three
Haters gonna hate.
Karen Traviss did not create the lightsaber-proof armor. She just used it. the Mandalorians are the focus of eight - count 'em, eight!
- books. The Jedi, on the other hand, are stars of nigh to every other novel
in the Saga. If a few novels don't focus on the Jedi but another culture - well, that culture must be mary sue-ish!!! Really? To each his own, I guess, but to me, the Mandos rock.