I'd rather get rid of Orci & Kurtzman than Abrams.
I was thinking the same thing myself. I rather doubt Mr Abrams is responsible for the things I dislike most about the movie. So it seems likely that "desperate fanboys" make worse writers than they do directors, at least if they have a small picture view of the subject matter. I.e. If they try to pack in as many "mince pies" and "Christmas puddings" as possible without having an overall understanding of, or interest in, the material. Perhaps these days that kind of holistic approach is out of fashion.
By the way, it's strange how often "then" and "than" are confused with each other now. So often in fact that it doesn't seem like just a typo.