Honestly that still would have sucked shit. I’m not sure in what way it would have been better.
No confusion as to when Palpatine procreated and with whom? The previous two movies setting up that Rey is “nobody”. Her “cave vision” seeing a bunch if duplicates of herself would actually make sense instead of being imagery for imagery sake?
I admit it’s not the most spectacular idea, but it at least makes more sense than what we got.