Re: Rey’s powers…
I honestly think the new makers want to re-shape the whole Force-training aspect of the original/prequel trilogy in order to move the narrative of new stories along faster.
Instead of having every new Force sensitive person having to dedicate a chunk of his or her life training (and thus taking up narrative time as well), we can do an X-Men-esque “awakening” in which characters are given raw powers but need guidance on what to do with those powers (so with great power comes great responsibility etc).
I understand fans’ frustrations with Rey’s sudden abilities, but did we really need another training montage?
“It’s the eye of the tauntaun, it’s the thrill of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of the Sith!
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watchin’ us all with the eye of the Tauntaun”