Well in hopes of actually encouraging conversation instead of just hoping for the best, and having finally finished reading the preview, I guess I'll post my thoughts:
I think my biggest sense of excitement comes from the note of further previews to follow in the coming weeks leading up to the set's release next month. I really am excited to learn more about the set, almost as excited as I am to actually get my hands on it. I have some green and some veteran players I'd love to start a game with. It probably reinforces that this preview is more aimed at novice player, given where my primary interests seem to lay.
I liked getting a closer look at a character folio, and wouldn't mind exploring them further (if there is much further). I found Pash's backstory interesting. It is simple, almost childish in scope; I'm speaking of the sequence of events that Pash went through to where he is now. Now, this is not meant to be an insult, but rather a compliment; I want very much for this box set to be simple so that someone new to star wars and/or role-playing, as well as children to easily grasp the material and run with. The idea that a 12 year old or younger can grab and run with it is a good thing me thinks, and that stretches to story elements as well as mechanical. Plus, does seem true to the original source material too.
I found it interesting that the box set is set in the galactic civil war rather than the dark times, or are the lines between the two mostly blurred now-a-days?
Anything else people have latched onto or noticed? I'm not ready to comment on mechanical aspects of the character yet or set layout…