Lucas hasn't made a single good thing since 1989. I am not sad that he isn't in control anymore. Thanks to him we had midichlorians, Jar-Jar Binks, Hayden Christensen, and almost N'Sync as Jedis. This is the man who made Kingdom of the Crystal Skull for ****'s sake! The only way Star Wars gets worse is if they give it to Joel Schumacher or Brett Ratner.
And, personally, I was quite happy when Guillermo del Toro was originally listed to direct the Hobbit. Not too mention after the last 2 Matrix movies (and Speed Racer) I would be quite happy to see someone else take a crack at the Matrix.
That is not dead which can eternal lie and withs strange aeons even death may die.