Since it appears the EU and the prequels are being thrown under a well deserved bus, maybe we can revisit the size of the Star Wars playground.
I always kinda got the impression that things in the movies were a bit smaller than they tend to be in some of the WEG stuff. Does it seem the Empire has 25,000 Star Destroyers, for instance? Or there being only a few million clones works a lot better if there are not millions of worlds in the Republic.
On the other hand, the Empire do tool around in moon sized battle stations and can blow up planets just to make a point.
So what seems like a good number of total worlds in the Republic/Empire to people?
I think 'a few thousand' would suit me quite well. Enough to get lost in, but not perhaps enough feel like too many.