Slicer: She wasn't being a jerk. Though I agree that you're describing the reality of how the films are viewed within LFL, there is no "should" for how fans want to view things. You're taking a confrontational tone that is actually hurting your argument; the things you should be pointing out here are not the rules about being a Star Wars fan, but simply the fact that Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams probably don't really care about the impact of non-film Star Wars, so that's all that can be expected; there's not a communication system set up to have somebody say "Well Maul is still alive" or "Chewie's dead" and really be able to sell it, so in a practical sense, the films are all that matter. On the other hand, when you see that they've hired Simon Kinberg to work on Rebels and a spinoff movie, being a sort of emissary from EU to film, as well as the assemblage of an official Story Group (without a George Lucas type who has an indisputable right to change things), there's also a case to be made that they're taking canon slightly more seriously. At the very least, there will be somebody weaving retcons to clean up canon shifts which occur with the new films. But it's not black and white. It's a constant ebb and flow. When a Democrat gets elected, the country doesn't become entirely Democratic. In that same way, there's just a constant push and pull between story group and the big films, and there probably always will be.