and all Star Wars content (books, films, games etc.) moving forward will be canon and overseen by Lucasfilm's story department.
Ummmmm, fool me once?
Seriously though, I wasn't planning on spending hard-earned cash on anything moving forward except a ticket to see Episode VII (although a restored OOT and OPT might change that).
I've barely read any of the EU set post-RotJ, mainly kept up with the gist of it via wookieepedia, so this doesn't exactly come as heart-breaking news or anything. It's what we all saw coming, anyway. At the same time though, I can't blame the continuity-obsessed fans for feeling a bit betrayed. While Lucasfilm did eventually say "not all canon is equal" several years ago, they were still calling it "canon." Rather than having a tiered system of dividing lines, it would seem they've settled on just one: there's the stuff George was involved with and then there's everything else.
The reality is that George let the EU get away from him because he never planned on doing Ep7. RotJ was THE END, all caps, and what happened afterward was hearsay, written by other people playing in his sandbox. Abrams may be directing, but it's still with George's involvement, unlike all those countless books.