Hmm. Very worthwhile discussion here. Without lots of flaming too! Basically, my view is just the EU is just EU. It doesn't really detract from the Movies, and if you dont want it to, it doesn't have to add. It can be just about whatever you want it to be. Personally, I guess I would fall into the realm of a completist. Even if some books downright suck, it won't bother me that much. It's just a novel anyway. What do I like about the EU? Like JediStrkyer, I like to think that there are 100x more visual options reading a book than watching a movie. You can choose how you want a scene to look within the outline that the author has created.