My opinion on NJO is not so high.
IT just wasn't quality, the stories most dragged along and had poor character development and were predictable. Like killing Chewie, it was a dumb way to die, they just threw it in there to be like:
"Huh,you think we won't kill someone important?! eh, well here!! *BANG* that's chewie, better be scared fro all the characters now!"
Or the constant introduction of (warning TREK term, lol) REDSHIRT Jedi in most books. There just to have someone to kill at the end.
It had some great books though, "Enemy Lines" for one. But alas, the started poorly and ended with extreme anticlimaticness, heh