I have never ridden Smuggler’s Run and I’ve actually only visited GE once. I wouldn’t call myself a fan of it, but I don’t hate it anymore either. It’s definitely better than Avenger’s Campus, which is a disaster, in my opinion.I’m suddenly realizing I have yet to see Galaxy’s Edge at DL; my last visit was just before it opened, but I did ride the train at night to experience the wonder of its new, first-ever left turn. I visited Galaxy’s Edge at WDW. I thought Smuggler’s was boring, Rise was fun and the land was mostly a waste of space. Despite being packed with guests, it felt lifeless and uninvolving. If and when I return to DL, I’ll probably just ignore GE completely.
I only visited once, but GE doesn’t feel lifeless here. Maybe that’s due to the different characters walking around here? I don’t know.