A degree specialising in narrative filmmaking also gives you some insight into the process, whether as a member of the audience or in pre-production, on set, or in the edit. And I agree that yes, you get a lot of armchair critics that don't fully grasp what they're talking about.I had the benefit of seeing the OT in the theater when it was released, albeit as a kid. And the documentary "From Star Wars To Jedi" was one of the big things that got me interested in working in media. Having done so since the 90's gives you some insight into the process, even looking on as a member of the audience. Some criticism of Star Wars projects has been warranted. But there are plenty of armchair critics who have never produced ANYTHING, and are very likely to churn out something like Patton Oswalt's filibuster on Parks & Rec as their story ideas, and they'll be serious as a heart attack.
People have DECADES of their own head canon wrapped around Boba Fett. When the reality is that the character had very limited screen time in the OT and PT. And the most that he had been fleshed out in film or TV had been in the Clone Wars animated series. Favreau, Filoni and Rodriguez still had an uphill battle to make this series in light of the way so many fans perceive Boba Fett. And this running around in circles is a perfect example of that.
I'm done with show conversation about the broad strokes. Because countless people cannot get over their own head canon.
That aside (since it's completely unrelated to your original post), what about the criticisms that don't involve perceptions of how Boba Fett *should* act? These might include...
- Uneven plot structure, with the Tusken Raider flashbacks of the first half of the show having no payoff besides a weak jibe in Fett's final fight against a hastily introduced antagonist.
- Painfully on the nose (and sometimes just painful) dialogue.
- Poorly established stakes. What happens if Fett loses? Wins? We have no idea how the events of the series will affect Mos Espa because we have no idea what life there was like before or why it needed to change.
- How did Fett change internally over the course of the season? How did that match the changes his actions affected in the story world?
Episode 5 is still up there as one of my favourite Mando episodes, before you think I'm just a blind hater. And Episode 7 has some gleefully fun bits (like Boba and Din making their stand against the Pykes, or the Rancor versus the giant droid). But the latter moments are eye candy, not story.