I thought the third one was by far the best, the first one I could really say was a really good movie. The first was okay, the second was a pretty good action movie, but derivative and generic. The third one really had me hooked. So I'm glad to see JJ back.
I can see the point of having different directors for each and the different tone that each brings. OTOH, that's led to a somewhat disjointed series, with little continuity or consistency between the movies. De Palma's pseudo Hitchcock spy mystery, followed by Woo's typical bullet-ballet fest, followed by Abrams' grittier revenge story. I'd be happy for something that was like part III. Though I understand that Abrams will merely write and produce, not direct.