@Jr Mouse perhaps The Force Awakens should have been a vaguely political thriller, in the sense that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was. A film that steered midway between the original and prequel trilogies in tone could well have been more interesting than a throwback to A New Hope.
I also have a suspicion that there's a very good explanation of why the Falcon and Rey happened to be in the same neck of the woods desert. My guess is:
- Rey is a Skywalker, possibly Kylo's younger sister.
- She was brought to Jakku on the Falcon, which either broke down (not a great stretch of the imagination) or left there because she's an easily recognisable and trackable ship.
- There's been some sort of Jedi mind trick to make her, Leia and Han forget what happened. This explains why Han and Chewie didn't check out the right bit of Jakku where the Falcon was parked.
- This was probably done after Kylo went full Sith, and the chances are whoever was meant to pick her up met a somewhat sticky end.
If I'm right, then that'll be a nice payoff in Episode VII or IX. If not, well, a nice fan theory.