Pretty sure that was supposed to be the point. I read a review to that effect as well. (The OS Issue is Self-Interest). Maybe it didn't work, or left too much implied.
I enjoyed the movie, (and felt like it the narrative was solid) but I had trouble answering your poll, mainly because even though I was definitely a first generation Star Wars kid (with the requisite love for the franchise) I can't say the "Star Wars universe" is coherent enough to answer the question of what fits in or not.
which is kind of how I feel too, but then if that's true, isn't the whole series kind of half-baked and full of poor setups and weak payoffs? I mean, once they failed to deliver (well) on the whole Anakin-becoming-Darth thing, what was left? In other words, doesn't the poor execution of Episodes I-III kind of ruin IV-VI?
But then even internally, the original trilogy has some pretty inexcusable storytelling holes. I mean, Princess Leia is Luke's sister, which means she's Darth Vader's daughter. Does she have any kind of reaction when finding this out? Did Darth Vader know she was his daughter when he made her watch as he committed genocide by blowing up her home planet? Isn't that kind of important one way or another?
My wife thinks the entire Star Wars franchise is utterly ridiculous. After we saw The Force Awakens (which I was so excited to see and share with the kids) she went on such a rant about how terrible it was that I told her she wasn't allowed to see The Last Jedi with us. Meanwhile my 10-year old son absolutely loves everything Star Wars now. (Interestingly though, his favorite movie is Rouge One.)
I pretty much have no expectations for the movies anymore. My original love for the original series lies in the nostalgic past of childhood. Everything else ... well, let's just say the bar is low.