Agreed. Star Wars Star Wars is the films. The rest if a mess; parts of EU are good, others are horrible. But overall, EU is a messy, sad abomination.
This game is EU, just putting it out there... but the post-ROTJ is rather messy, so I'm hoping the films will clean it up a but. I think the Old Republic era is what all EU writers should strive to mirror, the storyline really reflects what Star Wars is, its neat and tidy, and its got excellent, memorable characters.
And yes, I'd call the Star Wars films the cornerstone for the Star Wars universe.