Honestly, I think it would be better to completely ignore every facet of it. The current universe can officially be an AU.
I really can't see any good story being written within the constraints of the EU. And I loved a lot of the EU.
Also, making a totally different canon means that the writers have the option to include stuff we all love (or that at least some of us love).
However... I really want them to include some of the the EU characters if possible. Tell completely different stories with them, or even relegate them to cameos, but I'd love to see Thrawn, Mara Jade, and other iconic characters like that make appearances or play roles.
But let's be honest, a large amount of the EU stuff is either crap or works well but could easily make the new movies crap if they tried to stick to it. I'm willing to be proven wrong here, but I doubt I will be.