I think Solo is a prime example of just how quickly you can either war out your audience or drive a franchise off course and into the ground.
Solo was alright, it was tlj that sucked.
However yes it is a prime example. Think back to alien 3, I think it's fair to say that most people wanted more aliens and rip and hicks kicking ass. Instead they went a different route and while good, it wasn't what people wanted. Thus the air was let out of the entire system.
Hate to say it but Star Wars is Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford. You can make things that are in the star wars universe but when someone promises a star wars movie we assumed it was going to be a star wars movie. Instead what we have now is star wars generation 2 masquerading as star wars. Check please!