Why do so many people hate the EU?
God, where to begin?
I have yet to see any of GL's characters portrayed correctly. They are ALL OUT OF CHARACTER. They do stupid things that they would never do in GL's portrayals.
Then, you got Luke Skywalker marrying a mass-murdering Dark Side Force-user, who killed countless beings at Palpatine's command. She never paid any pennance. Nothing was done to right her wrongs. Everyone just pretended that NONE OF IT HAPPENED.
I mean, yeah, Vader was evil. A lot of EU defenders will say, "Well, Vader was redeemed, why not Mara?"Because Vader had to die first!
"Well, Mara lost her. . .um. . .SHIP."
OOOOOHHH!!! Her SHIP
Heavens to Betsy! Well, that IS the same, isn't it?
Not even close, people. Death is a tad more PERMANENT.
Now, Luke is married to this evil, evil woman. he is a mere shadow of the hero he once was. Seems like he can't do anything without her permission. HE'S A LAPDOG. Lapdog Skywalker.
There's no continuity. Boba Fett was NOT Jaster Mereel. he was the cloned "son" of bounty hunter Jango Fett. Obi-Wan was NOT the brother of Owen Lars. Anakin Skywalker HAD met Yoda before.
And to that guy who said that the prequels aren't canon, let me say this: Think about that for a second. George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, wrote these films. He personally put the Star Wars logo on it. it tells the backstory of Star Wars. You mean to tell me that if God George calls it canon, it's NOT?! Gimme a break!
And, by the way, are any of you aware of the fact that Splinter of the Mind's Eye was written without the permission of George Lucas and Lucasfilm LTD., and the author got sued? And that GL REFUSES to read the EU, nor accept them as canon?
So, why do we hate the EU?
It's not that we hate it.
We just hate the fact that people actually expect us to buy that crap, and call it canon.