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Another thing about the sequel trilogy I've ruminated on is it's actually really lacking in scope. Episodes 1-6 tell a long form, multi-generational story of a central villain's rise to power, his corruption of others and fundamental altering of the galaxy, eradication of the Jedi, the start of a rebellion against him, etc.. And we get to see the scope of that through time jumps. The prequels span a period of 13 or 14 years. There is 19 years of story time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Three years between ANH and ESB, then a year between ESN and RotJ.
The entire sequel trilogy takes place in a little over a year. The first two movies only cover a handful of days. In short, the First Order performs a smash and grab on the New Republic government, occupies planets and causes trouble for about a year, then is destroyed. It's just completely lacking in scope and scale. Its the War of 1812 to the original saga's Revolutionary War: a minor sequel featuring the same players that ends unceremoniously and in which nothing of substance actually occurs and very little change is affected.
I thought the Clone Wars lasted a decade by itself? And it's about 10 years between Menance and Attack of the Clones so that's over 20 years right there.