I was hoping for a "Rebellion" storyline persoanlly.
With this angle you could still work in every angle you had hoped for. You could have the Rebellion building up vs. the Empire undertone. It provides a true good vs. evil backdrop. Also you sould venture off and do side stories:
Jimmy Smits could have a leading role, heck Mr. LA Law himself would be very cool to see back on TV. Work in Dodonna, Wedge, Mon Mothma for a leading female role, etc.
Show the intorduction and creation of Rouge Squadron,
A few episodes or a season devoted to Luke since he's kind of the later leader/hero of the Rebellion.
I was thinking it would be neat to see bounty hunters working for both sides. You could literally have Fett working for the Rebellion on a mission which while he's still an independant, he could be considered a "good guy".
You could show a young Han Solo working his way up the ladder in the Empire, then end that storyline with him defecting and saving Chewbacca kind of make it a season finale or something.
You could introduce a lot of side characters, like the Bothans, etc.
Vader hunting down the remaining Jedi could be a sub-plot.
By using Smits, there could still be a connection with Obi-Wan and Yoda. Wether we actually see them or not.
You could go into the underbelly and introduce thingsa like Sabacc (intor Lando) the falcon. the Kessel Run, Ord Mantell (sp?) Jabba's crime ring, etc.
Soooooo many possibilites!!!!!!!! You could do a very good show with a high budget or low buget with tons of sub-plots, and min-stories.
I just don't like seeing it limited to a single character, and the Rebellion against the Empire still hasn't really been touched upon at all!!!!!!!!
and the above ideas are just a small sampling of what could be done.
Jesus, I more I think about it, I think I'm going to send in a few scripts. ;^)