Yeah, a smart move statistically. My problem with Abrams ( aside from his startrek history ) is that he already stated publically that he wanted nothing to do with the starwars franchise because he was already committed to the startrek franchise. Telling us one thing and doing another makes him a liar and a puppet of a sense. I don't expect these new starwars films to be what people have been expecting them to be ( including myself ) if lucasfilm going to choose/ con people like this.
A liar and puppet? lol. People are allowed to change their mind.
From FE.org (take with grain of salt, but still):
From what I read (somewhere) Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg got him to change his mind. If rumors are true, they've been hounding him for weeks
Episode I: The Ridiculous Menace / Episode II: Attack Of The Ridiculousness / Episode III: Revenge of the Ridiculousness