The arguments of “what the ST needs” dont wash with me as its at the expense of the OT and those that understand its universe rules as a result of having watched it for the past 40+ years.
That’s it for me as well. Truth be told, the real reason Star Wars, Rogue One, and Solo are the only films I like in the franchise is because they’re free of all that fantasy genre baggage. I’ve never been a D&D fan and the prequels/sequels are much more in that style. They’re very bogged down with lineage and someone taking the form of someone.
Star Wars, Rogue One, and Solo are stories of good guys battling the bad guys to get something or defeat someone. They don’t concern themselves with Fantasy elements and centuries-long lineage of a mystical chosen one. As soon as it became apparent that Rey wasn’t Rey Random, she became much less interesting to me. As is the sequel trilogy.
Rose is much more interesting to me because she’s random. She was working on a ship, catches Finn trying to bail, stops him, and then she’s off and running, caught up in a larger story. Much more the way Luke is in Star Wars.
That’s also why the Zahn novels are more interesting to me, particularly those about Mara Jade and the Hand Of Judgement. Groups and people who are a step outside the Fantasy universe. Much more interesting than the tired Sith v Jedi lineage world of Lucas.