BTW, I had heard that all the handhelds, Knuckles Chaotix, and Sonic 2006 were rubbed out of the continuity by Sonic Team. [Well, the storybook series aren't considered part of it either, but I think the AU status for those is pretty obvious. XD]
Now I know that last one was pretty bad and all, but why the handhelds and Chaotix? That's kinda saddening.