Alright, I've decided that those questionable, cross-blade light sabers are actually just badass and they can stay. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters December 18, 2015, and I'm actually really, really excited.
The great thing about this is that it doesn't look like JJ Abrams tried to make it into his own thing like he did with Star Trek. This actually looks like a follow up to episode VI in every single way- The practical effects, the characters, the ships, the lighting, the cinematography, everything. It just looks like a more modern version, not some watered down prequel!