Why not - Iit was a cool idea. Okay, Chewie will be greatly missed by all, but then again, look at all the following writing - it is top quality !
And - they have dared to do something that no-one dares to do - they have killed of a main, well established and loved character - that takes some beating.
Nove Squadron, Elite B-Wing flight group stationed aboard the MC Oracle, home of the tech library.
'No capitol too large, no corvette too armed. NOVA squadron, for ALL your extermination needs. Our special at the moment - Eclipse Star Destroyers !'
Commander Jon 'DFMD' Adamson - leader of Nova Squadron (B-Wing ID = 'The White Witch')