Star wars is an great setting and the aesthetics are incredible, to me star wars was the incredible art of Ralph McQuarrie, the original trilogy that unfortunatly took a nose dive with return of the jedi was still pretty good, the music alone makes those films great.
Then Lucas proceeds to destroy the universe by
-Destroying the mysticism and mystery of the force by introducing midiclorians
-In your face christian appeals making Anakin have a virgin birth (Don't mind christian elements in stories but when you do it intentionally for market appeal and destroy elements of your story in the process I have a problem)
-Jar-jar and again blatant market driven story telling specifically targeting children, ugh, funny enough the clone wars series is better than the prequels
-Take 2 great acotors who have no chemistry and put them into a really strange romance with horrible dialog
- Love = bad, attachments = bad, what? The light side espouses some pretty bad morality and things like passion and pride are not inherently evil things.
While the Love = bad never made any sense at all other than a story catalyst for a writer who couldn't figure out a better way to make the protagonist create conflict it has always offered space to setup a narrative where the good guys aren't really good and the bad guys really aren't all that bad which can always make for an interesting narrative. I really hope they will explore something interesting for ep 7 and maybe get a real team of writers and finally give the star wars universe some truly interesting stories.