Alright, the old star Wars star ship game was rubbish, bad rules, terrible minis . Maybe if your FLGS owner actually tried X-Wing, and invested in it intelligently, like, buy a couple boxes, and restock if/ when they sell out, he'd be happy.
As for FFG, I used to hate them when they drove UFS into the ground, but since then, Everything of theirs Ile played has been great. So, no hard feelings. They ruined old my favorite competitive game,and gave me my new one, X-Wing.
Onylwish they still had UFS rights, because it would fit beautifully into the LCG format,