Give me an example of a "new" villain that does not completely disconnect the ST from the existing saga. If you can, you get a cookie. If not, you get Plageuis. But seriously.... As all of us are speculating, one thing that lacks in every argument against a villian that we already know, whether its Plageuis or not, is that a brand new villian can't connect to the rest of the story. This is a continuation, not a new Star Wars story. Thats what the VII means. If we look to the films (I'm not an EU guy, and don't believe it will be honored) and the films only to try to figure out the direction of the story, there are not many choices that make sense. That being said, Plageuis is the only element in the existing movies that can smoothly connect the existing story to the ST. Lots of folks are worried about ruining the existing story by making everything that happened in the PT and OT useless if the Sith are just going to return after. The trick is going to be HOW they return. Everything in the existing saga had to happen, regardless of what comes next. Look at it like this: Plageuis knew Anakin was destine burn the house down, destroy the Sith, and die in the fire. So he knew not to be home when it happened. Thats my theory. I may not know for sure that I'm right, but you don't know for sure that I'm wrong...... 2015 here we come!!