I saw the film on Friday and it was a slightly emotional conclusion to the narrative arc, having been with the saga since it started all those years ago. So, OK, it ended as it always had to end, given the good-versus-evil plot, but most of the character development worked. The down-side being plot holes (in spades), Stormtroopers who can't hit a major character at point-blank range (one minor wound notwithstanding), and most bad guys are just plain inept. I did feel it pulled its punches at times, but these seems to be a rule about not losing more than one original character per film.
Overall I did enjoy it, and would watch again, but for me Star Wars will always be...
...the original opening (now Episode IV), when that Imperial Star Destroyer fills the screen.
End of an era.