I guess I don't have a problem with the dis-continuities in the EU because I gave up on it years before TPM came out. The fundamental flaw in the EU back then was that the writers did not have the back story of the prequels. I could feel it in the writing. They were tip-toeing around the whole chasm of information about everything in the Sage that they did not know. Here are just a few of the critical the things that they did not know: - Owen Lars was Anakin Skywalker's step brother and he and Beru only met him once. And they knew he was a Jedi. - Luke's grandmother lived at the Lars farm for years, was Owen's stepmother and apparently well-loved by the family. - Luke's mother was a queen and senator from Naboo. - The Jedi had a huge, massive eye-sore of a Temple on the Republic's central world. - The Jedi lived by a 'Code'. - Palpatine actually got elected to his position years before he declared himself emperor. - Yoda and Ben knew both of Luke's parents. - Luke's father had a huge prophecy attached to him. - Mon Mothra knew and worked with Luke's mother. - Jedi were forbidden attachments, especially personal ones. - Chewbacca was in the Clone Wars and served with Jedi, including Yoda. - Luke and Leias' mother died right after delivering the babies; Obi-Wan, Yoda and Bail Organa were there. Not knowing this background ALWAYS made the EU writing weak, especially when it came to the movie characters. There's no way around it. The characters can't be whole without knowing their back story. I never even started writing SW fanfics until 2005, after ROTS came out and the Saga was complete. I had to wait 28 years for Lucas to show us that battle between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader and Lucas made it well-worth it. Back in 1977, we would have LOVED to have had all these details. We were ravenous for more SW - believe me, we wondered why 'Uncle Owen' was Luke's uncle, but we just did't know. The EU writers could have used the details, too, but they just weren't available. So, what will happen if the Clone Wars decides to do background for Han Solo? I always assumed he was maybe ten years older than Luke, so he would be a kid during the Clone Wars. We'll just have another AU EU.