What does the new Disney Star Wars canon policy mean to the fan, anyway?

Creating a franchise that doubles as a marketing juggernaut and spans multiple media through decades of material is complicated, and leads to an equally complicated canon policy. LucasFilm Licensing LTD is no stranger to this, and neither is Walt Disney Studios. So when Disney announced that there are big, big changes… »1/14/14 4:20pm1/14/14 4:20pm