I hear ya, but it was really Lucas doing the cashing in with the awful Special Edition, and the abhorrent prequels. That trashed his rep so bad he had to sell. The best SW movies were the ones in which he delegated more.
I've been very skeptical of this new batch because I hated JJ's Trek reboots, but (I think) the stakes are higher for this franchise, and he's doing lots of stuff Lucas stopped doing years ago, like location shooting, much higher use of practical effects, and getting someone to co-write with -- Lawrence Kasdan who wrote the screenplay for Empire and Raiders.
It could still suck in numerous embarassing ways, but I think there's more reason for hope than there was. I'm a fan of some of the new Marvel stuff, so I don't automatically assume Disney will wreck it, though I know they're capable of it.
And I don't blame you if you think I'm a retard. Star Wars is a silly thing, but it'll be fun if it's done well. That said, I'm nervous that it'll have Ewoks because Warwick Davis is in the credits. I don't care who thinks Wicket is cute, I fucking hate Ewoks.