But there HAS been character development - Anakin, Jacen and Jaina have been worked on greatly. Considering the new audience, this is fair enough - the target audience is the new generation of teens, so they have been focusing on the teens and teen-parent relationship. I have to say I like this. But you still have the old characters - Luke (and the new, young Jedis - back to the teens and young adults again), and the Han / Chewbacca storyline.
They appear to be gradually phasing out the 'oldsters', but then again - is that so wrong. After all - all good things come to and end eventually.....
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')