I guess in my long, drawn out way, what my main point was even though there are new writers and directors, etc., everyone is given the sense that these "new people" are going to control SW while Lucas is just a casual consultant. And ok, for what it is now, that's what's going on. My elaborate idea is what if Lucas had/has much MORE influence/say then we originally thought? In worst case, maybe it's just a way for fans who like Lucas (the ones that like the PT & OT) to justify the whole "ST not being controlled by him". I know it sounds crazy, but there are a minority of us who think he did a good job throughout the whole saga, are not thrilled with the Disney buyout and the thoughts of others controlling the destiny of SW. Of course this doesn't effect the people that think he did a crappy job. Hey, even if my crazy theory isn't true, let some of us believe it because it makes accepting the ST easier knowing (or at least thinking) Lucas has a big involvement in them.