-I like the Rey/Ben dynamic that they have going. The two are starting to come together. Them fighting back to back for that moment may well have been the highlight of the whole movie. It may be that Snoke accidentally created an alliance that will be more important than he could imagine when he tethered those two together. It's a matter of getting them there, or if they will destroy each other first.
-Liked Ben's basic mission, to put an end to the cyclical conflict, oddly enough not far from where Luke was. At least in that way, his intentions have a logical motive.
-Enjoyed Luke in general. Particularly his failure.
-Yoda smacking Luke. Not sure how it's possible, but whatever. Though Yoda's words of wisdom and raining lightening on Luke are tempered by Rey stealing the books.
-In the end, I'm okay with Rey coming from nowhere. Still would have been happy with her coming from a Dark Side user like Palpatine, but having her in line with Anakin Skywalker's origins makes sense.
-Also liked that it's hinted that she has an affinity for the Dark Side and even seeks answers within it. I do wonder why it failed to at least give her a quick and easy answer of some sort. If nothing else, a little crumb from Snoke.
-Snoke turned out to be a major head fake, which I'm okay with. He brought Rey and Ben together, so that works and the way that he misjudged the situation was pretty cool. Guess we'll never find out what he is.
-Poe's progression is somewhat predictable, but turns out to serendipitous considering that Carrie Fisher is gone.
-There is pretty much nothing left of the Resistance though.
-The random topless Ben scene and Rey's reaction made me laugh.
-Kylo Ren is still a very weak villain. He's more interesting now, and dangerous in his way, but he's a mad dog with a fleet at the moment. Still a child, lashing out at the world. It's hard to see how he controls anyone, much less a government for an entire galaxy.
-Not a fan of Luke just dropping dead. C'mon, if he must die, let Kylo do it.
-War profiteers are bad. Umm... yeah thanks for that. Seriously, cool use of the stable boy in the final shot, but that whole casino city sequence could easily have been dropped from the movie and probably should have been.
-Finn's still embarrassing in general to the franchise.
-Still waiting on how Anakin's lightsaber ended up being in Maz's hands.
-They place you in prison for a bad parking job, but don't tow your ride? Not to mention scrambling an army apparently bigger than the whole resistance to stop them from leaving for that terrible crime. Why in the world didn't they just park where they were supposed to and saved themselves the trouble?
-Poe's belief that Luke getting in means there's another exit was a little sloppy.
-The structure was not the wisest. The whole movie was a gigantic slow-moving chase scene to the point where I expected they'd jump into a white Ford Bronco. There's constantly a countdown, but by the end, I just didn't care much anymore because the countdown ceased to mean anything because an entire movie was interrupting it. It wasn't until Luke stepped onto the field that the stakes felt real again even with the Resistance being whittled down throughout the movie.
Overall, much better than The Force Awakens. Rey's stuff worked. Luke's stuff worked. Kylo Ren's stuff worked. It was just let down by stretching out the danger for much too long.
So, all three of the original characters are gone (or will be soon). Daisy Ridley's not ready to carry the torch on her own yet, and may never be ready. But, again, the Rey/Ben connection means that she may not need to.
I'm sure other thoughts will come to me, but overall, I'm pleased for now.