I hope you realize, people, that it was Lucas' choice. And that He will be working along side with them for the new movie(s). And also he had to pass it down to SOMEONE and Disney will definitely keep Star Wars going.
The Evil Empire is turning a corner, mostly due to Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton, and the other Pixar / Rescuers 2 folks. This is, however, the first time since the news broke that I've realized this, and you made me laugh so hard.
Episodes 1-3 were tech testbeds and backstory. Episodes 7-9 will be pure joy. I'd LOVE to see Legacy Of The Force as a trilogy, and with all the original actors still kicking, the dinner scene from Betrayal would be so delicious! (I know they're going with all-new story, but I'd still love it as a DVD bonus.)
If they bring in Michael Woodring Stover as head writer, I would explode from happiness.
I'm not talking just the movies...I'm talking the entire franchise. If you want to know what started the ruin of Star Wars, it was the Animated series, The Clone Wars. Disney, however, is going to fuck the entire franchise up. Look at what they do with the 'custom' lightsabre kits