If thos was new movie not connected to anything, I can do this very easy. But when there is 30+ years of lore behind it, it's tough pill to swallow when they serve crap on a platter.Plot holes and a poorly formed trilogy map of where everything is going. Sometimes you've just got to let go and enjoy them for what they are.
why do you think being a pilot is rare? She also doesn't want to leave the planet as she is waiting for her parents. We also see she isn't a good pilot just a pilot.Why would Rey be a scrap merchant living off of crap food, when she's a pilot?
Nothing that she does makes sense because the character is rubbish. I wouldn't even bother trying to question any of it, if I were you.