I haven't gotten as into the EU as some fans do, but I still consider myself a fan. I would hate to think that, after Episode VII, all these stories and characters we've come to know and love mean nothing to the overall saga anymore. It just seems like such a waste. The Thrawn Trilogy & Dark Empire comics are gold. I've considered them official story arcs for years... How can we be expected to just forget about this stuff? Is everything post-Return of the Jedi being wiped out, or the entire EU, including games & TV shows? If someone could explain this "new canon" that is supposed to do away with the levels of canon hierarchy, that would be nice too. Thanks.