I'v been a follower of the NJO since it started and it has been very interesting. I like the long story arc so they can let characters and plots develop. Eventhough there has been some controversy about Chewie and Anakin dying, it wouldn't have been realistic for some of the major players to not die.
I really like most of the books with only a couple that were'nt as good. Overall, I think this has been a sucessfully ambitious project and look forward to the end of the series.