McAvoy wrote:I prefer the trilogy myself and don't count in my book EU as canon. I have read enough EU to know that there will always be some random Sith showing up or a new superpower or some new rebellion showing up every few months for the Skywalkers and the Solos to fix despite currently they all in their seventies.
Personally I gave up on keeping up with the EU after struggling through the three books of utter boredom that was the Dark Nest trilogy. There are still enough decent authors around to keep an eye open for - Zahn, Allston, Stover and Luceno springing to mind. Plus Troy Denning of course, for producing among the best of the the NJO.
As for the Skywalkers and Solos, don't exaggerate. They're only in their early-to-mid sixties, in an era where they'd get their telegram from the Queen before their pension.