I wonder what input he has actually had? Lucas was supposedly being kept aboard as a consultant of sorts, iirc, and I'm fine with that... I'm in the camp though that looks at Lucas as a genius for creating it, but thank god he's not controlling it now. Not that Disney have proven themselves by any means (and I find Rebels a far cry from Clone Wars in terms of quality).
To me, Disney's really just more EU right now. It's just wide open and what works works, and what doesn't doesn't, and I don't really care either way. I'll enjoy what's good, criticize what's bad, but overall am pleased at new Star Wars... I'm already sure I won't hate it, but I'm equally sure I'll look at it as if the Zahn Trilogy were made into a film by some random guy.
It's the same way I look at custom figures... Some are great, I'd love to own, but I'd never feel totally right with it next to a Hasbro produced toy for some reason. They'd go together, but not be the same (good or bad). If that makes sense?
I'm excited though. I think Abrams gets Star Wars and its fans... I liked the Trek reboots and I don't think he was making those to honor Star Trek as much as he was trying to make ST new, for new audiences. He succeeded at that IMO. This is a continuation of what Star Wars was... I think he'll recognize that and do it justice. Hell, in 88 seconds he managed to make it look more seamless to the OT while still obviously modern and new, than Lucas was capable of achieving in the 3 PT films.