Other than the official novelizations, the first run of Marvel comics, and a few books that came out between the movie releases of the original trilogy (Splinter of the Mind's Eye; Han Solo at Star's End; maybe a couple of others I borrowed but didn't own...) I never bothered much with the EU books, so this doesn't bother me much. And it's not like you can't read the existing books that are already printed... It just means that they may not reprint the ones that directly conflict with the new story lines.
I wonder what this is going to to all the various Wikis and SW database websites out there that try to fit all the universe stuff into a coherent unified canon. Are they going to trash all the old stuff as well? Or will the new and old entries live side by side with a note to the effect of parallel universe branching of the EU?
P.S. - Happy Birthday 15