I've made my misfeelings about the EU pretty clear in the past. But even I can't agree with the content of Empressess' former sig. Because, you know... It's being too kind. To me, the EU is more like having a septic tank in the middle of a ritzy, Manhattan penthouse. In fact, let me check and see... Yep. I have Grand Admiral Thrawn on my toilet paper. And you know what that means. The point is, I believe expressing an opinion about EU is just like expressing an opinion about one of the Star Wars movies. I've seen many a signature that have dissed one or more of the films in one way or another. And, though they might "upset" some people, they are allowed to remain because they are expressions of opinion. A dislike for the EU, even expressed in a sig, is not neccessarily an intention to PO someone. I believe it to be just an expression of opinion, nothing more, and should be allowed to stay. Even if it is an understatement like the Empressess'. It's not a direct shot at those who enjoy the EU. Maybe at some of those who perpetrate it (like KJA), but not those who enjoy it. They have every right to enjoy it. That's their opinion. Just like a person has every right to enjoy TPM, but that doesn't mean that a person shouldn't be allowed to put a derogatory comment towards TPM in his/her sig. As long as it is not taking a direct potshot at someone who enjoys the film. By the same token of EU and KJA, etc, a shot at TPM may be a shot at George Lucas. But it is still not a shot at those who enjoy it, unless you're overly sensitive.