According to box office reports, less people are seeing movies. Perhaps they are being pickier with their selections. I used to see a ton of movies, now I see maybe 3 a year at the most, and usually at least 1 of those is disappointing.
Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.
Kylo Ren - came from Space Brooklyn, although he moved to Space Williamsburg before it was trendy.
The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.