Um nah... let's not get carried away there lol.
No, if you really look at them, the way they fail at storytelling and characters in all the ways the originals succeeded with bravura, is quite undeniable. And the fans don't like it for that reason, and not because it's "democracy --> empire", or because it's "more political", or because it's "not as black and white".
They're "good" only in the sense of being creative and enjoyable if you don't think too much about it / just settle for more of a spectacle than an actually compelling story. "Vocal minority"? Maybe, but then only due to being a "thinking minority"