...does anyone else get super irritated at the double standard some Disney Wars fans apply to the EU? I realize it's been a long time now since Rise of Skywalker's release and therefore not as many people are talking about it anymore, but the way diehard Disney Wars defend it really gets under my skin. From what I've seen, there's a big overlap between the group of fans that despise the EU, saying it's better off gone, and the group that defends anything Disney produces, no matter how bad it is. Most people with at least a working knowledge of the EU can agree that the two previous sequel films at least took some inspiration from stuff like Legacy of the Force, but I wouldn't say their borrowing was egregious. At least, not to the level that is TROS. Rise of Skywalker is a blatant, shameless, and complete rip-off of Dark Empire, except without the background and precedent of Sith magic that allowed Dark Empire to at least make some sense. It annoys me to no end how some fans will simultaneously say the EU is better off gone and that Disney's new movies are actually well written. It's like... pick one or the other. Both can't be true, with the amount of copying Disney does. I'll even bet my own money that when Disney starts making more material on this new species the "Grysk" (if you aren't familiar: extra galactic species who conquers planets and whom Thrawn wants to keep out for fear of an imminent galactic invasion... sound like anything you know?), the same people who wouldn't shut up about "the NJO sucks", "The Vong don't make any sense!", and "It's just a stupid concept!", will be hailing the new species as "revolutionary", "interesting", and "just what Star Wars needed to break the cycle of Sith and Jedi". Go figure. I doubt the people whom I'm referring to will ever venture close to an EU board, so I'll save my breath and not waste this post imploring them to be consistent. Misery loves company, I guess, so does anyone feel the same about this issue?