I think you're not getting the point: the EU isn't as sacrosanct or untouchable as you'd like to believe. I'm certain that some of the stuff in the PT created the need for EU retcons here and there. I honestly don't know or care whether these retcons ultimately worked or not; that's how little regard I have for the EU. Don't get me wrong, I read a bunch of the Bantam and DelRey novels. But ultimately most of the stuff therein is fluff -- officially sanctioned and published fanfic, IMO. And if most of the Bantam stuff was bad, the DelRey stuff from the NJO forth was atrocious. Lucas (supposedly) didn't care about the EU, especially if it affected his so-called creative vision. So if the Creator of SW didn't care about it, why would his succesors? Perhaps the publishing arm of LFL is very succesful, but that doesn't mean its output is more important than that of the studios. So...if the new keepers of the lore decide to utterly ignore if not outright steamroll existing EU content, so be it. Truth be told, I really won't mourn Mara, the Solo kids, Thrawn, Pelleaon, Karrde, etc., etc. if their stories are wiped out for the sake of a new SW flick. Besides, most of those guys are already dead anyway.