he's more than proven himself over the past five years when it comes to the Star Wars universe
In some ways, perhaps. In other ways, not so much. The show's proven itself unwilling or incapable when it comes to consistency with the EU, even going so far as to rip off EU plotlines and in the process dump books less than three years old out of continuity. It even pushes things with film continuity, if we consider things like the near-constant Anakin vs. Dooku and Obi-Wan vs. Grievous battles. It's also at least partly responsible for the problem of Jedi who seem to constantly forget that they have the Force.
This is truly the bottom of the fucking sarlacc pit!
Yooouuu cannot say filth flarn filth flarn filth!