Holy crap, I can't take all the negativity!@$
This is exciting news, people. Disney has a knack for revitalizing dead/sinking franchises. They reinvigorated Marvel, didn't they? Thor, Captain America, Iron Man 1-3, Incredible Hulk, Avengers. All fantastic films. Pirates of the Carribean trilogy - arguably fantastic films. Star Wars, under Lucas, was/is/has been stagnant. He continues to screw with the same three movies over and over again, making them shadows of their former selves. Under new leadership/direction, they'll probably re-release the original trilogy (without all the Lucas Cut crap), and they have a treasure trove of material to utilize in books/comics/etc for new episodes to tack onto the original 6.
Keeping the Star Wars universe alive, via the Silver Screen, has been something I've been yearning for, for a good long time. I've always thought they should have tapped into the books, like the Thrawn Trilogy - or at least tap Timothy Zahn's mind for original/unique ideas, to keep the universe fresh. Then bring on one of their big-name directors, like Joss Whedon (who crushed Avengers), and let these creators fly.
I'm so happy that I'll be able to share my love for Star Wars with my daughter, who will be just old enough to begin enjoying these with me. ;]
The nay sayers can't sully this feeling. Thank God Lucas let it go - never thought I'd see the day he'd let go of his baby.