This is a topic in which I'd like to discuss the effects the new EU/canon has on the people that have been around since the beginning of the EU. I've grown up with Star-Wars-EU materials, beginning with the Thrawn trilogy and Dark Empire, and I've pretty much own every single SW novel or comic book (many of them in foreign editions as well) that it's not explicitly a book for small children. People like me (if there are any) have grown accustomed to the fact that this whole universe is (supposed to be) coherent. The characters and the stories develop, and expand, start to stretch out over decades and centuries, while you yourself grow older. Yes, there is the occasional retcon, the reinvention of certain events and stuff, and that grew more and more annoying since TCW started, but the premise this whole fictional universe was built upon is the fact that there is one continuity. That's going to change now. I'm mildly interested in the new movies, and I admit that I want to see Mark, Carrie, and Harrison in their old roles, but I very much doubt that what ever new continuity the new films are going to establish will deliver 'better' or 'more interesting' stories than those that are already out there. I really have difficulties in finding why I should be interested in a new continuity that perhaps topples all the stuff I grew to love (or loved to hate) over the years. Is anyone else share those feelings, or is this whole posting a rather strange statement to most of you out there? Do you plan to buy (tie-in) novels/comics on the new movies/the new continuity/canon, or are you also reluctant to do this?