Oh and it's Valance.
Honestly, I liked a lot of the older Marvel stuff, and the Han and Lando paperbacks. I really liked Brian Daley's Heir to the Empire
trilogy (thought the idea of some races referring to Luke and Leia as "Lord and Lady Vader" was brilliant
I just got frustrated when LucasArts started treating them like the movies--trying to completely rewrite stuff and denying the original material ever existed. The Han and Lando books are gone, as is Splinter of the Mind's Eye
. Genndy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars
was considered great stuff but were then wiped away when the new series came about (which, granted, is pretty damned good, too).
I don't mind the new takes and new ideas, it just drives me nuts that I can't get any of the old material because of them.