You guys keep mentioning the Trek reboot as a good guideline, but I think a reboot would be a worst case scenario for me. I'm pretty certain that's NOT what their plan is as well, considering they're referring to the new movies as 7, 8, and 9, meaning following up the OT. I would imagine that also means it's going to follow a similar length of time between the PT and OT; otherwise, why refer to them as episodes 7-9? Why not just call them new SW movies?
I'm more looking at it from the fresh set of ideas and eyes standpoint not necessarily a reboot with new Luke, Leia and Han. Same galaxy, same premises, same technology but different and hopefully cooler like the Trek movie was. I loved the updated Enterprise, I loved the new cast etc...it was familiar and yet completely different than the Shatner/Nimoy era stuff.
Again, we don't know anything on timeline. I've read (I think at E!) this morning that it is definitely not anything to do with any of the existing EU (Thrawn, NJO etc).
I think I am more excited today than I was last night, again I think as Jeff pointed out, I get to share this trip with my boys this time. Wild and crazy idea but I never really asked my dad if he liked the OT as much as I did...he brought me to all three. Maybe, just maybe, the whole making this for kids angle Lucas has said all along has a little sliver of truth and the years of Fanboy rage was due to the fact that we all we adults rather than kids. Now a lot of us have our own kids to share the next segment with and I think it will make it that much more meaningful.