True, he should respect the EU which helped-HELPED-keep SW alive, but that doesn't mean he's obligated then to use that as the story for this new trilogy. Although He's great, it's not Steve Zahn's universe; It's still his universe-he can tell it how he would like. The Stories from all of the books of the EU have become so vast and intertwined that GL would literally be shackled into a specific, narrow storyline; there would be no breathing room for him creatively for episodes VII, VIII, and IX... With so much material, the EU would HAVE to be followed precisely in order to make any new canon work logically. And I am not sure I would like that anyway...part of the attraction of this new trilogy for me is that since it's a completely new story, the sky is the limit! that's exciting!! The EU, although great, is not SOLELY responsible for keeping SW alive all these years. I belive the saga did that on its own merits. GL doesn't owe anyone anything when it comes to the story for episode VII. If he wants to use a storyline that fits within the canon of the film/TCW saga, that's fine with me. Actually, I find it odd that AGAIN, GL is getting all the blame in this, When he's hardly involved this time around!