I hear you on the obsession bit! I obsess ad nauseum when I'm into something, and my wife is always commenting on my extremeism. I tell her, I'll never get as bad as some fans. My discovery on the EU was about the same time, though I have been a fan of SW since 77. Eventually. I plan to read the entire EU in order.. ( " I'll take "Hopeless causes for a hundred", Alex.")... if I do, I probably won't finish before I die, lol! I'm trying to get my wife into the saga, and all I'm really doing is managing to drive her crazy, and no doubt inspire some nice little homicidal thoughts... because I'm giving her synopsis of everything I read, with reviews thrown in... wether she wants to hear them or not. She is being considerately listening, and sometimes IS interested.. but I don't think I'll ever change her mind. Since some stories really add depth to the characters, they'll make me want to re-watch the movies again.. (and the Clone Wars series), because I'll get a new perspective. That's when I really hear the sighs of exasperation. If we didn't have a substantial life beyond Star Wars, I probably would have been killed by now, Lol!