I'm pretty much done with EU continuity. And by extension, the EU itself.
The reason? Simple. As I have mentioned earlier in this thread, continuity only has value as a constraint of future works IMO. It defines something, and subsequent products have to adhere to that. Without this quality, there is no continuity, merely officialness. And even Infinites is official, so that hardly makes up for it.
As both TCW and most likely the Disney movies will prove, the most authoritiative sources of SW, the ones that the EU will take its cues from, are not thus constrained by EU "continuity". Rendering that continuity an illusion, only marginally valid until a new film comes along to violate it, bringing its own host of EU tie-ins with it.
I don't see how EU continuity can be taken seriously in light of that any more.
EU canon before the Holocron was a joke. Post-Holocon we had ten glorious years where the EU actually needed to be coherent, where old material got to constrain the new. We had reason to believe in the continuity illusion. We knew on some level Lucas could override it if he wanted, but apart from OT revisions, he had promised never to return to the GFFA. So in practice, we had reason for optimism that there could be a genuine EU continuity. Something to believe in, as opposed to merely be entertained by. I became an EU fan on that premise.
But now, with TCW and Disney, we do have new top-dog canon sources, and we will keep getting more. That dispels the illusion big time, any way I can see. There is no longer any rational reason to think a new EU book or comic will be respected in the future. No amount of retcons can alleviate that. Retcons per definition can't create continuity, they can only fix it after the fact.
I for one need to believe that the source in front of me actually matters, if I am to be invested in EU continuity. A bunch of retcons that alters the spirit of that source in order to make it fit with something obviously contradicting it, is not nearly enough of a consolation prize. Just because it got fixed and the whole is now coherent again, doesn't mean there is a continuity per the above definition.
I need actual continuity, where I can believe in a source as-is, rather than mere after-the-fact coherence attained only by twisting it. A continuity that can't be violated freely just because a retcon can "fix" it. Under such a scheme, any creator can -in practice- do anything they want with SW. That is not good enough. Took me a while to come to terms with that.
So I'm out. Been a good run.
I discuss to learn, not to win. Then again, learning enough tends to translate to victory in the end anyway.