Donovan Morningfire said:
Well, they've also been wrong, as noted on the first episode in regards to how damage works, with GM Chris have used both methods before getting the final word from Jay on how it actually worked (turned out quite a few GMs, self included, had that one wrong). They've had the same happen to them with Saga Edition, with Rodney Thompson coming in and saying "Sorry guys, but this is actually how it works." At the end of the day, they're two guys with an unofficial podcast, and while their words might reach a far greater audience than you or me, they've got the same chance of being wrong as you, me, or anyone else that's not listed as a designer/developer on the EotE game.
At this point, GMD and I are just podcasters and somewhat experienced players/GMs offering our opinions on the matter, and how we'd run it. Some folks find those opinions somewhat useful, LOL… But as for their value… An opinion and 60 cents will get you a can of coke.
Seriously, though, the bottom line is that you should ALWAYS do what's best for you and your group. Period.
It's strange… all of us (every player and GM out there) is flying pretty blind right now. We've got our navigational data (the beta and beginner's set), but can't quite see the runway. ;-) And we won't until next quarter, when the "real" full rules are released. Thankfully, developers like Jay are eager to help us all out and take part in the Order 66 Podcast, which means (when they CAN talk about this stuff), we'll be proud to be the place where questions like this can get answered by someone who knows for sure. :-D
Peace, Love, and Good Gaming!