I'm pessimistic about this and I think future star wars movies won't live up to the hype.
Will George Lucas have an input? Why didn't HE create new movies of star wars before he sold it to Disney?
Lucas has not directed two best parts of the trilogy and actors had also enough spine to push through their vision of the character play back then.
Then you have Phantom Menace as the next SW movie - full of childish nonsense and acting like sheeps. How can anyone be pessimistic about NOT having Lucas at helm of SW VII? I am at least glad of having a chance of seeing E7-9 now which Lucas declared to not create.