As much as I like to rib on the guy, I have to admire all the things he's accomplished whilst working on both TCW and now Rebels. Filoni knows Star Wars, and in particular he knows the EU and respects it enough to bring a lot of concepts to the screen. Yes some are presented in a different way than how they were originally written, but at least he acknowledges their existence. A good example is how Mandalore was used in TCW. A lot of the existing material on Mandalorians was drawn through into the design and writing of those arcs. And it's not always big thins that get carried over, sometimes it's just little things here and there like the odd character or ship that never got much attention before being presented on camera. What I respect as well is his real knowledge of the subject material. He talks in interviews about a lot of concepts that would go right over the heads of casual or movie-only fans and comes across as someone with a genuine knowledge of the intricacies of Star Wars itself. On top of that, Filoni does bring a passion and enthusiasm to both shows. You can tell in all the interviews and documentaries that he loves the work he's doing, which then feeds through into the crew and into the finished product. He's also, I have to say, a delight to watch because he also comes across as a very likeable guy with a good wit and sense of humour. So Dave, I just want you to know (because I know you're lurking here every day) that I appreciate the work you've done and hope you continue to be a part of Star Wars for a long time.