I never understood why the number becamse such the huge problem either. I mean, clearly, fandom has gotten over much larger existential threats to canon such as the proper length of a Super Star Destroyer (and what they even are for that matter), the class name for the second ship seen opening A New Hope, and other really, really important things. It's not like none of us have heard, "That's the way Lucas(film) wants it" before. Stover did catch flak; but it blew over without major problems. Especially with the CLone Wars cartoon experience, I think we've been programmed to accept a short and sweet "I was told to do this, so that's the way it is." Okay, we hate it, but that's the way it is and move on. And I think to a large degree, because she didn't leave it there, but actually tried to justify the reponse too. I can respect that. Very clearly, she's proved that if she doesn't believe or agree with the imposition, she's willing to walk on the project. As opposed to, say, someone writing the company line because the gig beats flipping burgers. I don't know that there's been anyone who has done that, but with Traviss, we know where she stands. It's an interesting issue. The continuity-fiend in me wants to believe that there's a good story involved in whatever that explanation on the company line will be. But, at some point I also have to accept the legitimacy in Traviss' comparison on her dropped projects: Say it's WWII, and you were writing a story about the Allied soldiers dropped in the middle of Germany sent to kill Hitler; but then remove Germany as an enemy; it never formed the Axix, World War II didn't happen. And now write that story, ignoring all of the background absurdity. Yeah, a little bit of me wants to say, well, what's the problem, give us something good. But, then all the rest says she's right, and that would just end up being a stupid thing to do. I think the 3,000,000 figure was nowhere near that level of plot-destroying detail. Is it 3,000,000 or 30,000,000 or 300,000,000. I agree with those who say it doesn't matter. And in hindsight, I don't think there's anything done in the Clone Wars Cartoon that was insurmountable to a finishing of her clones' stories.