Having read all of the books, I will state they were worthy of the original 3 movies (4,5,6) the extend universe was written so well that I was anticipating seeing it developed into movies. I wanted to see Jacen, Jaina and Anikin. Lukes developement into a true jedi master and the Eventual development of Luke and his wife Mara jade story arc. Hell it took an entire moon crashing down on a planet to kill Chewie!! No the deletion of the books story lines was not a good choice. The developement of the jedi academy and the romance build between Han and Leia and Luke and Mara then the lives of their children was great. Too bad Disney didn't read the books..