The novels in the EU were a type of canon under the "old guard" at LF, and were to be considered storyline and fully legitimate bases for construct.
THIS was the old way.
They just destroyed this.
As a disgusting slap in the face of all of the amazingly talented authors and writers that have contributed to the EU's rich histories and legends, and as a direct assault on the VERY FAN BASE THAT MADE STAR WARS WHAT IT IS.
But they don't care. They only care about making money off of our kids.
Well SCREW THAT NOISE.
[This all may be highly passionate of me, but too bad, you're reading it...]
I've boycotted the upcoming films, ALL SW products and branding, and have even suspended memberships in the two IRL costuming clubs I was a member in until an official posture can be taken on the LF / Disney relationship and their either care for or lack thereof for their fans.
I have for sale (or have sold already) all 639 SW texts I own, and discontinued my SWTOR sub immediately upon the earlier Disney buyout news of those many months ago.
But to sum it up, they will lose all of the Deep Dark novel / EU / creationist fanboys, and I hope they are happy.
Oh wait, they are, they have the Clone Wars piles of cash to sate their inhuman desires.
Thanks - T