They are trying to remove the longtime Star Wars fans from their fan base and trying to please more casual movie goers.
I can't believe this production was allowed to go on as it is. There is nothing left of interest left to discover or wonder about in this trilogy. None of it matters any longer.
It is very apparent they haven't thought out the story over the 3 movies at all and they are just coming up with shit on the fly. I really don't see the need for an Episode 9 now there is nothing to resolve.