Pardon my French, but Eff the Mouse (no furry jokes, please - I was one of them, until recently, for the past thirteen years - believe me, I've seen and heard it all, at this point).
The EU and its worldbuilding were 90% perfect. It wasn't without its problems, especially during its earliest and last years, but I loved it all, for the most part - TOR, NJO, Imperial Remnant, Thrawn, and practically everything in between; even the pseudo-cringy Clone Wars had a few decent points worth cherishing. But, with the buyout and cancellation of the EU, I simply have chosen to live happily in the past. We're now getting fourth-rate storylines and postmodern feminist BS forced down our throats, at the expense of worldbuilding and good character archetypes.
In addition, I saw The Force Awakens, and its pretty easy to tell what they've lifted from the EU, poorly altered and are now trying to pass off as original content. I refuse to support the new canon, in any way, shape or form. Whenever a new company buys the rights to something they didn't create in the first place, that usually signifies the end of a particular franchise. I only hope this forum will stick around, even if things should go bad regarding the new canon - this is my only lifeline towards the old fandom, I must confess. I'd be isolated again in regards to SW, if this place ever went under.
Trilogy-wise, KOTOR would probably be my first choice, or the Thrawn trilogy, for starters, if it were up to me.
Edited by Last-Nerd-Bard, 20 December 2018 - 07:32 AM.