I guess my situation is weird enough that I'll give some context. I'm 26, and didn't see the movies until the special editions. I got into star wars through the old decipher card game. When I was in the 4th grade I was a good enough gamer to pay my tournament entry fees and win most of my collection. Each minor background character and object were playable cards, with some brief history included. Before I saw the movie I had some attachment to say, Ponda boba, because he helped me win more cards. Two years later I saw the special editions and started to check out EU books from the local library. From maybe 4th -12th grade I was obsessed with star wars. I'm much more a casual fan now. I read 3-4 books a year, watch the tv show [went to Celebration 5 and 6, but mostly to fullfill the dreams of a previous version of myself ].