Different creative teams. Obviously JJ Abrams, Michael Arndt and Rian Johnson were not good fits for SW at all and maybe didn't take care or respect the story like they should have. The creative teams for Rogue One and this show are a totally different group of people. Seems Gilroy, Weitz and Edwards & Filoni and Favreau (1st episode) were good choices. Disney struck out using Abrams and Johnson to write and direct for the ST. Abrams and Johnson were big names on paper, but obviously didn't deliver the goods for Disney or SW fans. But at least Rogue One and this series seem to be proof the Disney era is not always crap or bad like lots of people suggest. Abrams and Johnson? Yeah, they probably were the wrong choices to helm Epis. VII - IX in hindsight. I am sure if Disney could go back, they'd pick different directors/writers for the ST.How did Disney manage to get Rogue One and The Mandalorian so right, but the sequel trilogy so tragically wrong?!
I am curious if Famuyiwa, Chow, Howard (his daughter, not Ron) and Waititi's episodes will be just as good. Hopefully the show is consistent and we all 8 episodes have good directing and writing.