I have always regarded the series as a s/f saga for children from 7 to 12 years of age . Personally I Lost interest in SW after that age myself, but always been more or less forced with friends to watch sequels and prequels or whatever. Its all a big tired sigh. Please leave me alone from that commercial crap.
But this one was fresh and actually quite detached from everything else. It almost reminded me a little about Firefly. A real space adventure! Couldn't care less how Solo got his name, or whether he shoots first or whether the robot was a silly comic relief. That was just details that sometimes fitted this story.
The fans seam to get outraged over every little detail that doesn't fit their narrow star wars concept that they established from their youth.
I can agree that the other Disney stars wars has been total abominations, but this one was really cool. It had a little true darkness to it, it had some great action scenes like the train heist. Also great actors such as Emilia and Woody was a plus. Han Solo character I liked very much as well. I think, I can understand the complains from fans, because they don't like s/f for grownups, they want their little plastic toys and tightly knitted story that must fit perfectly into every aspect of the series.
I think I dislike the star wars fans even more than I dislike Star wars.