If you didn't like "Courtship" (I tolerated it, but I can't blame anyone for hating it), I suggest you truly avoid:
The Crystal Star
The Corellian Trilogy (Ambush at Corellia, Assault at Selonia, and Showdown at Centerpoint)
The Black Fleet Crisis (Before the Storm, Shield of Lies, and Tyrant's Test)
I was a bit put off with "Vector Prime" at first, and it did change a lot of the feel for the books, but I eventually came to really enjoy the Yuuzhan Vong series. Meaningful characters actually died and changed. It's kind of the "Deep Space Nine" of the EU...darker, but with much more change and growth as well.
After that era, though, came the repetitive series of "New threat-->Jedi opposed-->Government dissolves-->Do shady things-->Form new coalition government to wait for the next new threat" Granted that's the general gist of the Yuuzhan Vong war, but then they just kept doing that, while ruining several good characters or killing them off, not for thought-out drama, but for cheap exploitation (Darth Caedus, anyone?).
Once they announced that they were stopping with the original EU canon, I got rid of all my post-Vong War books (except for Mercy Kill, which is a Wraith Squadron story that, quite wrenchingly, follows up on the Vong War). I don't even know what happened under Daala's rule, and I long ago gave up on caring. No Stormtrooper zombies for me, thank you.