I realized that my children have only seen one or two of the canon movies: (#4 and #5 in the nine film trilogy). They've watched a bunch more of the animated Rebels and Clone Wars -- my daughter liked Leia, loves Ashoka.
(I'm not sure I'd have expected to let my kids watch lots of animated Star Wars -- but I had to choose between Disney Princesses and Princess Leia. The other day my daughter remarked that Buttercup in The Princess Bride seemed too princessy -- Ahsoka and Leia are tough competition).
Anyway, it's interesting because I can very well understand the purist's view from my own generation -- if it isn't Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill, it's a pale shadow of Star Wars... (and Phantom Menace, etc. were a pale shadow of the original ... poor Ahmed Best, who knew he'd become a prologue of Theresa May) but for my kids, Star Wars is the Lego encyclopedia, the Wookiepedia, a whole slew of CGI/cartoon vignettes, and a huge imaginative ecosystem populated by the fiction, etc.
From their eyes, our purism would make no sense.... and my daughter will want to play Ahsoka, Leia, or Padme.