Am I the only one sick of people ragging on Zahn and MAS? No, my friend, you are not. I am also sick of this... The two are great writers. They are ragged on because they focus much of their energies on their own characters. Characters that they worked and put some effort into. They added to the Star Wars Universe by putting other interesting people in it; after all, you cant have a universe of the big three and no other.