I can appreciate both sides of this coin. You are correct in saying that LA has been drifting away from the OT in its games and simply remaking other games, but in the SW universe. I won't be surprised to one day see a SW Pac-Man game come out or even on old "asteroids" version with the Millennium Falcon. But, on the other hand of the devil's advocate, I also enjoy playing as the little known side characters of SW and SW:EU. That is what makes SW great and so large. Ultimately it's what feeds the beast of the fan base.
Go big or go home.