I echo the 'interesting and dearing' opinion, though 'interesting' varied a lot, depending on the author. They were alien enough to create that doomsday feeling that carried the start of NJO and I think Greg Keys' Vua Rapuung was nothing less than brilliant - but I admit that when we came to Zonama Sekot & the end of NJO I was fed up and started to long dearly for villains and stuff that was easier to relate to. After all I read SW in my sparetime and for the easy kick, if it gets too complicated I can as well stay in RL, it's not that it couldn't demand my attention 24/7 [QUOTEAusStig]I HATED the YV, mostly cause they were different. [/QUOTE] Yeah... differences work both ways - they fascinate and they made the Vong great villains but they also made the story hard to grasp, not least with the alien tehcnology. I've noticed that you see comparatively few fanfics with the Vong, probably because you need to be a pro and have experts available to deal with all that stuff.