To go off on my own tangent.....I'm not confident at all in JJ. If you look at the Star Trek movies he was a part of, he makes pretty movies that are satisfying to watch. That said, for me, they don't develop character and have no real depth or gravitas.
I enjoyed The Force Awakens, it's fine and it holds it's own as a Star Wars Movie, but there aren't many that say it's their favorite or it's the best. For me, it's probably 5th-ish if you include Rogue One. I felt, there were parts to both love and hate, but that's a matter of taste. He made a movie that was familiar but also a reset. So overall, it's fine. I don't find myself having the urge to re-watch it
What Rian did was a travesty but I don't blame him. It's both Kathleen Kennedy and to a larger degree Disney's fault. The went in without a plan and with a multi-billion dollar franchise with a massive fan base it was just plain stupid. TLJ fails on a lot of levels and acting wasn't one of them.
Not all the Marvel movies have been good, but at least they had a plan. With Endgame coming out in 2 weeks, you have to agree that what they created is significantly better and, I think, in large part because they knew how it was going to end going in. I'm sure things changed along the way but to have the overall arc and vision enabled them to create a compelling story with a fandom that is only appreciative.
For Star Wars, I think it leaves them in a hard place to complete the saga well. So I'll be outwardly cautiously optimistic and inwardly fighting my pessimism. Of course there's no way I'm not going to see it so everything I said is a little bit moot......