Apart from the TPM-time, I haven't seen a really bad Star Wars game, so I don't expect that to change. LucasArts will concentrate on proven things that will sale, instead of doing risky games. Until know, they have only copied highly popular games in Age of Empires and Battlefield, which isn't surprising, as you can make lots of money with them. I don't see too many similarities in KOTOR/NWN and EAW/C&C. They have pretty much the same developer, but that's it. If those games are too similar, you couldn't make any RPGs or RTS' anymore, because some things simply belong in that genre and have to be included. That has nothing to do with copying something established.