Yeah, don't get me wrong - it's still the worst example of commercial exploitation ever. I'm just saying it's done a few decent things for the canon.
I wasn't even able to get myself to watch the Holiday Special entirely. Just the short clips I saw were the most cringe-worthy godawful things I've ever seen.
I'm hopeful it'll be more about that "Rise of the Rebellion" story arc that was cut from RotS - you know, our whole premise . If Garm is one of the characters, I might just forget that Jar Jar ever happened ...
George Lucas claimed it will be more mature, if so, perhaps it can save Star Wars' reputation to the general public, which would be good.
I have to say, I really, really don't like Doug Chiang's work. McQuarrie should get a statue at Skywalker Ranch.
Meh you should just read my deviantART journal rant I made the other day, about how I feel about Star Wars:
I wasn't really thinking about appearances so much as value to the Rebellion and relative misfortune in the EU. Certainly the Mon Cal and Bothans were the most powerful, since they controlled independent space, but the others barely even have a single notable member of their species (save for Etahn A'baht).
Meh I don't care for the Dressellians, bland looking.
I have to ask though: what's your opinion of the Dug?