When I read the news this morning I really could not believe it and still do not want to. Why jump on to something new when there is so much left untold? A new series would be great, but please do not leave things undone. As a SW enthusiast, I will follow the new series no doubt. But still - it does not feel right. Why shouldn't they cancel the next one as well just because something new comes up again? What about Darth Maul, Hondo, Ventress, Opress and all the other unfinished plots?
I think cancelling TCW is a huge mistake and a big letdown - not only because I grew very fond of it. I also think it's not quite the professional way to deal with a franchise in general, especially one such as SW. (i.e. if there is something to compare it to at all). Then again, it will work with SW, because the fanbase is just massive. But now it might be a heartbroken fanbase as well. And not for the last time, I'm afraid.