Lucas was always terrible with star wars. Episode IV was a fluke, then V and VI had scripts written by different people. Lucas has always been a good conceptualist, but a terrible writer. Some of the dialog in Episode IV is absolute dishwater. It survives only because of its unique charm. He had less of a direct impact on V and VI, and they had some really good people calling the shots. I-III had Lucas back at the helm, and it showed. Getting him out will be a great step forward. JJ Abrams wouldn't be bad, he's done a good job taking over where Spielberg left off. Just... please, leave the Michael Giacchino at the door! Some director/composer duos are a match made in heaven (Burton/Elfman), Abrams/Giacchino isn't one of them. Giacchino taking over Jerry Goldsmith was bad enough, taking over John Williams would be a crime. Look, he's not a bad composer, and sometimes he's downright amazing (LOST), but he hasn't done a single score that I found to be really forward and calls attention to itself, which Star Wars has always had. Giacchino is more of a "stay in the background" sort of composer, which isn't always a bad thing, but it's not what Star Wars needs (or Star Trek for that matter). Star Wars is practically an opera, the music is just as central as the characters!