I prefer the restructured format for TFA, but otherwise these look pretty close to what my preferred versions would be. Excited to check out TLJ especially.
My argument against the restructure, which I agree makes more logical sense and does work, is that there’s already a ton happening at the end of that movie. Han dies, Finn gets horribly injured (and in the moment looks to be dead) Rey uses the Force for the first time, Kylo injured, etc. Adding that big moment in with all those other big moments feels like one too many and lessens the impact of what’s already there.
I understand preferring it, but I just never have.
I definitely understand where you’re coming from, but I think in Starlight especially, all these things sort of crescendo together nicely.
I’ll probably do my own sequel edits at some point. I like TLJ mostly as-is with some deleted bits added back in. I like Starlight although the color grading and some of the more overt dark-side telegraphing like the sith eyes change the character of the movie too much for me.
I’ll definitely check out your versions once you finish them, as I think we have similar preferences when it comes to the sequel trilogy.