I enjoyed it but couldn't quite figure out why. Then went back through this thread (which I'd avoided since release) and agreed completely with @Damocles posts. I think it was necessary to reset the scene of Star Wars for oncoming films to be allowed to flourish. I enjoyed TFA but it being a complete rehash of ANH showed that there's only so many ways to frame an absolute good vs. absolute evil story. Now we have a bad guy with some pull towards the light and the good guys have been shown to not be completely flawless. That's not to say every bit of character and plot development was perfect, but it was still an enjoyable film.