I'm putting episode 7 into a different category. It had the duel roles of introducing new characters and stories (sort of) while rebooting a franchise with pretty poor 'modern' movies. To me, episode 8 is the real one to look at. It should be entering new territory and has the potential to introduce a new mythology to us. To go away from dark vs light, which was a weakness of the entire franchise, and hopefully into a more nuanced understanding, could change everything. I'm hopeful but cautious.