I'm just dropping my 2 cents here: I haven't liked much of anything produced in the new canon, starting with and including star wars the clone wars (I know that it's bad to say that). While I actually enjoyed TFA quite a bit, seeing it 9 times in theaters alone, and Rogue One was astounding, the rest of the produced material has been less than stellar in my humble opinion, if not horrible, especially when looking at the overall story of Star Wars past episode 6 and the science, lore, etc. While TFA really was a carbon copy of ANH, I still found it generally enjoyable as ANH was good. I found TLJ to be pretty bad. I like calling it a really bad good movie because of what it does, from Admiral Holdo to flying Leia, Canto Bight, Bad jokes, etc. But I hate TLJ because of what it does to the overall story of the new canon, as well as it pretty much flipping the bird at the established stuff that we uber nerds love, and the stupid stuff with the star wars physics being changed and warped to fit the crappy story. I could complain about that but we all know what happened there.
I have the same opinion, if not a worse one of the TV shows, The Clone Wars to me was very meh, I really don't like the individualistic clones being controlled by mind control chips and the general numbers that don't make sense , i.e 2m clones being able to successfully fight 5qui battle droids, but whatever. I never liked Ashoka very much, or Grievous being a whimp, the peaceful mandalorians and the huge focus on them, the father, son, daughter, etc. Rebels takes my distaste of this stuff up like 10 notches, and it just gets so cringey, and it controls so much of the canon now, Thrawn, Maul, the Mandalorian fanboyism, Giant Wolves, etc. It's all being thrown in the trash by the writing team.
The new books are really bad too at explaining what happened after Endor until TFA, none of it really makes sense, and tends to be pretty unclear, has a lack of focus, and is just pretty bad in general. This extends to the story of Iden Versio in BF2, another horrible story (though I like the game itself). I could go on but I'd just be ranting more.
What I'm trying to get at is that the new story is really not as strong as the old canon was in most places, rogue one being my biggest exception. The new canon definitely has it's pro's but overall really sucks, and has trashed a lot of stuff that was good in the original canon, like Thrawn
. I'm definitely seeing a downward trend in the quality of star wars stories, usually because of the direction of Kathleen Kennedy, the new authors, and my personal favorite, Dave Filoni. Rian Johnson's stuff wasn't too great imo either. I still enjoy a lot of the stuff, seeing A-Wings and TIE Fighters, Kylo Ren, Death Troopers, etc. but the overall arc of the new canon is just badly disorganized and weak. While it does pretty much only affect us at the moment, the distaste in star wars will grow, there aren't a ton of us nerd types here, definitely not like us, but there are a lot of strong star wars nerds that are unhappy with the current trend. Hopefully the quality drop can change, maybe removal of Kathleen Kennedy?? I don't know, I just want to see this stuff fixed.