Cherie's death nearly made me give up on SW but I had to see it to the end. I had no doubt that they would win, just not how they would. The NJO series is my ST equivalent of the Saga. It's one hell of an emotional gauntlet. If you can survive it, you can survive anything. Stuff for the OT generation to do. Luke didn't run, Han and Leia were awesome together, An engaging next generation. No only one son for Han and Leia and falls to the DS. A fully realized Jedi Order. Not that destroyed one in TFA. Much more engaging than the PT Jedi Order. An engaging enemy that is handled 10 times better than the FO ever was in TFA and is different from the Empire. Shimmra, Onimi, Nom Anor, Tsavong Lah, Mezhan Kwaad, Shedao Shai and whoever else. Hell, Vergere on her own. The galaxy actually came together to fight the threat. That scene in TUF where Han and Leia return to Mon Cal and see ships from all of the governments there still sends chills down my spine. E9 will not come up with a scene half as good as this. Doesn't hurt that this is the culmination of everything everything released from 1977 to 2003. Or even 1991 or 1999 to 2003. The last scene on Kashyyk with the remaining Skywalker/Solo family is the best ending to a story ever imo. Much more satisfying an ending than ROTJ and whatever E9 will do imo. The best part about the NJO series is that you could add more books to the era. In LOTF, they were struggling to get to 9 books. Here they did so much with 20 books but the potential was unlimited. They could have created 60 more books in the era and it would have worked. Conquest, Traitor, Enemy Lines duology, Agents of Chaos duology, Star By Star, The Unifying Force, Remnant (I have a soft spot for it) are some of the best SW stories ever and some of them even top the movies imo. I had no problem with the Vong not being part of the Force. Just a great mystery to solve. I could wait until it was revealed at the end. Unlike people who want to know about Rey right now. I still want a NJO era soundtrack and video game and agree that movies would never do the era justice. The way LOTF ret-conned the NJO series is depressing. Oh well, just going to fan-fic my continuation.