Yes, it's about the money. Disney spent 4 billion for Lucasfilm, and they will understandably want to recoup their investment and make a profit. But making a lot of money and making quality movies are not mutually exclusive, as the Disney/Marvel relationship has proved. And with Lucasfilm in the hands of Lucas's handpicked successor, a story treatment by Lucas, the script coming from a scriptwriter nominated for an Academy Award, and a director with experience with the genre, I'm not just confident that Ep VII will be at least decent, I'm hopeful it might reach Avengers-level greatness. Some people are wary of Abrams as director for Ep VII. Well, I was wary of Joss Whedon as director for Avengers ("hey, he's only directed one movie that flopped at the box office!" was a common refrain), and he knocked it not just out of the park but into the stratosphere. The chance at least exists that Abrams will follow suit. Yes, even a lukwarm-to-poor Ep VII will still make big bucks at the box office. But such a movie won't break records like Avengers did, and it won't reinvigorate the franchise and create lots of new fans/convince old fans to return, which is what will be needed to make profits that aren't just good, but break-out-the-champagne great. Disney has to know this, which is why I'm convinced they'll do everything in their power to insure Ep VII and the following movies are great instead of merely good.