... but the SUCK TO ENJOYABLE ratio within the EU gives SUCK the advantage.
At least two decades of EU works were packaged with an implicit promise that they were pieces of a larger story/work of fiction. In the end they weren't, and since few entries stand on their own without the Star Wars universe, they were a waste of time and brain space. That's how I see most of the EU entries that I followed... and that's why I stopped following EU.
The legacy of EU disappointments also contribute to my larger resentment of the prequels and everything related to them. It convinces me that the magic of the first two films was an utter fluke.