I have mostly optimistic thoughts about this new series. There are so many opportunities to explore OT characters during the course of the 20-year gap between the birth of the Empire and the events of the original movie and chronicle what some of them experienced during those shadowy years of the Dark Times.
Boba Fett. Obi-Wan as he slowly transitions from Ewan McGregor to Alec Guinness. The earlier exploits of Vader as he learns to live and function from inside his life-support armor. Boy Luke and Girl Leia.
I'm looking forward to it. Disney: don't screw this up.