This board has seemed to have just died. All this negative crap drives me nuts. Alan Dean Foster-worst SW author ever? Yeah, he wrote the second EU book ever concieved. He had a LOT to work with. Its sure his fault SotME was bad. WHEW. Then we have the Ban Barbara Hambly thread. WHY? You can hate her, you can say how much you hate her, but why ban her? Face it 50% of the people who hate her hate her because of a big bandwagon I think of as "GO ZAHN, GO STACKPOLE, KILL KJA, KILL HAMBLY!" Why would you have any right whatsoever saying that an author should be banned from the Star Wars continuum because of your opinions? Face it, her books weren't that bad. They may have been a bit slow but they weren't thee worst. Now I'm not saying for people to stop being opinionated. Just don't go over the edge.