First, let me start off by saying how excited I am that Disney now owns Star Wars. I’m looking forward to what they do with the whole thing. It’s already licensed like crazy, so we shouldn’t see a big change there.
Now, on to their selection of JJ Abrams. I don’t have a problem with the fact that Star Wars and Star Trek will be directed by the same guy. It’s all good in my book. I have nothing against Star Trek, but I’m probably a bigger Star Wars fan (I own multiple Star Wars T-Shirts and not a single Star Trek shirt). Abrams kept me interested through an entire run of “Lost”, even if much of the story made no sense when you look back on it as a whole. It was still good entertainment, and that’s what I want Star Wars to be. I don’t want “true to canon”, I want entertainment in the Star Wars universe with Jedis(TM), Lightsabers(TM), Wookies(TM), Jawas(TM), Hutts(TM), Wampas(TM), Droids(TM), and all the other creatures we’ve come to expect from Star Wars(TM).
Update: It seems that Lawrence Kasdan will be writing a new film, as well. http://starwars.com/news/new-spinoff-films-set-to-expand-the-star-wars-galaxy.html