Earlier this year I went to an ASC talk with Dan Mindel, who shot both of JJ's Star Trek films. He mentioned that they wanted to go back to the real feeling of Star Wars, with real sets and a production design that wasn't superficially CG. That's the same way George described his original vision of the first trilogy (ep4-6) back in the day.
I have to say that so far the teaser trailer has me excited to revisit this story line. Star Wars is not a whiny drama (i.e. ep1-3), it's an adventure. Thank you Dan and JJ. May the force be with you in bringing this story back to life. NOW...get psyched - the teaser has been unleashed!