Well I'm in the minority, but I do see a trend. I've never been a fan of Star Wars as I never saw the movies when they came out in theaters as a kid. At some point I watched them, can't remember when, but definitely not in theaters. I didn't have a dislike for them either, just never really cared. Went with the family to see TFA - everyone, including myself, liked it. Saw R1 as well - again family pretty much agreed it was OK, but a bit boring and dragging through the first 3/4. Saw TLJ on opening night in a full theater with the family, really enjoyed it as a movie. Theater applauded at the end, and generally the theater audience was very engaged the entire time, with clapping during various scenes and a gasp at the end when it was revealed Luke wasn't really there. Although I enjoyed TLJ, my main gripes were with Snoke being killed so quickly, the Luke breastfeeding scene, and Kylo just not giving off that big-bad evil vibe like Vader. And I didn't know where the story was going for the next part. But I thought that the movie itself was well-paced and kept the interest high, and was enjoyable.
Personally I never understood the gripe about Rey's parents - didn't Vader originally lie to Luke about his parents, saying they were nothing as well, before he found out the truth? Kylo telling Rey that seems like the exact same thing, and I don't see why everyone takes that at face value when it seems like a play just like what happened in the original. I don't see why the next part couldn't make Rey's parents part of the Skywalker lineage.