I'd really want to agree, but all documented history proves that JJ pulled off TFA in spite of the story group, where Rian Johnson was not only given comparatively preferential treatment by KK but also ingratiated himself with the story group. This is reflected by Hidalgo, one of the most public representatives of the Storygroup, shitting on JJ's work and white knighting the fuck out of everything tangentially related to TLJ.
Also Hidalgo, again the most public representative of the story group, habitually shits on the Old Republic Era and the EU in general. Compared to the glory days of the EU, most of the supplementary nu-canon seems to be running damage control for the movies. They really feel gutted of quality