The second RPG I ever bought (after Top Secret/SI) was the first edition of WEG's Star Wars RPG. We played a lot of that game way back when, and had some good times. I got involved with Cyberpunk eventually, and Star Wars became a go-to for occasional one-shots. I missed the second edition initially, and by the time I might have been interested in playing SW again, WEG had released dozens of books for the new version. There wasn't any way I could keep up, so I didn't try to.
That changed when I found that someone had sold their entire SWD6 collection to the local game store, and it ended up on their shelf of used games. I got pretty much everything (inluding all the Adventure Journals) for an average of $3-4 each. There are still some holes in my collection (the holy grail of which is Hideouts and Strongholds), but for the most part it's complete.
About the time I really started running SW again is when Wizards announced they'd be releasing a d20 version. Initially, I was very resistant to the notion of playing SW with d20. I was never a vocal poster in the SW gaming community, but I got the idea to take the d20 material that was released and convert it all to the D6 system as it was released. The result of all this labor was The Rebellion; it was also to symbolize my downfall.
As Nietzsche said, "... if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." The more I began to read the d20 rules, the more attractive they started to become. When the Revised Core Rules were released for SWd20, I decided to give the game a try in practice (the game I ran eventually inspired the article on Ord Vaxal which appeared in Dungeon Magazine #106/Polyhedron #165). Die-hard D6 fans will say that this is when I fell to the Dark Side.
After that, my interest in D6 remained, but only insofar as my nostalgia was concerned. I still liked D6, and I still valued the extensive amount of content that WEG had published in the time they had the SW license. It was also around this time that writing really took off for me, which didn't leave me much (any!) time to continue updating The Rebellion (and, sadly, it hasn't been updated since).
I occasionally consider dusting off my D6 books and seeing how the old edition plays now, given the new experiences I've had since. I don't know when (or if) this will happen. My job, my children, and other responsibilities that didn't exist for me six years ago often cloud my schedule (as I'm sure most folks will understand).