I 've always turned to the EU as my own form of Star Wars canon. Especially after the Prequel Trilogy. Even though I personally feel that the EU tends to drop the ball I've always enjoyed it and the characters that have been explored. Yet as of late it's been really hard for me to come to terms with my feelings. I was a huge fan of the Clone Wars comics that came out (along with the books) a few years back after the Clone Wars movie came out. I'm not a huge fan of the movie but I am a huge fan of the comic books. People like Quinlan Vos and Dooku were fleshed out very well and the dynamic of Anakin and Obi-Wan was explained to a greater degree. Then I heard of the TCW movie/tv show which I am not a fan of at all. Basically since marketing the Clone Wars to a younger age group was considered more profitable than maintaing the EU were thrown all these changes. The moment Anakin Skywalker was given an apprentice I knew that the EU for Clone Wars was finished. After that there are so many conflictions that establish the television show as new canon instead of old canon. Then there's the new Star Wars Trilogy. I'm much more open to this but I have the feeling that this trilogy is again going to ignore two decades of established EU for their own story. I know George Lucas can do whatever he wants and I've come to terms with that. But does knowing that the EU has essentially been reduced to an alternative timeline (read: published fanfiction) change your feelings on what your reading? Does it take away from your experience knowing that this isn't what happened in a galaxy far, far away?