Yes, i've read most of the SW novels, yes i liked Zhan's characters. No, i don't think they'd stand up to being the "star" of their own game. These characters don't really work on their own merit, without the support of original characters...i know they've had their own books and short stories and such, but, these are successful mainly due to fanboy love.
Yes, i played the X-wing/Tie fighter games. Yes, they were good, but not adventures. These days, you can't tell a story in cut scenes then have the player just fly missions over and over.....well, you could, but that's not the game we're looking for. I always felt the Wing Commander games were better though.
I'm a bit of a sucker for most things Star Wars...i saw it when i was 10 and it's stuck with me ever since.
I don't really want to get into an argument about this, so suffice to say, I'd love to see a new Jedi Knight style game......hell, at the moment, i'd get super excited if Dark Forces was reworked and put on XBL!!