Well you can continue to call it lazy if you want but that is just your opinion. A lot of other people will have the opinion that they are just telling the story that they wanted to tell all along. And that the EU was not the story that they wanted to tell and they have every right to go in and tell the story that they want to tell since it is their franchise and not those authors franchise. Gripe about it if you must but you are going to have to get used to it. Create your own personal canon if you want to.