Yoda, despite nearly 900 years experience with the force, cannot stop a laser blast in mid air (which Episode III showed) so how can someone like Kylo Ren whose training isn't even complete do it?
I agree that stopping energy in mid air is indeed impossible according to Star Wars lore.
there were no new abilities in the PT, technically.
Think about telekinesis, it's moving objects with your mind...why is pushing someone any different? If you can move objects, you can push them. We saw this in the OT. We saw Luke use the force to enhance his jumping, which is still telekinesis. Through this same ability, you could propel yourself fast, in a straight line. It's not a leap, it's pretty simple.
Having Kylo do something that is previously not possible, is out of the ordinary. Then having Rey do it, is even more so.
TFA is the first movie to show us a new ability.
Yup. Force Meld. Breaking through a door using a lightsaber was something we had never seen before. It isn't very exciting but it was new nonetheless. I don't know where you looked, but there's a lot of misinformation on the Internet.
Your list sounds a lot like one a child might make...not a knock, but it's like you didn't use any reasoning when you made it.
Again, I don't agree with you, and I think you should reconsider saying these are "abilities".
Episode 7 introduced detailed mind reading, which was never an ability before.
You broke down new things we saw, but they aren't new abilities. They're expanded capabilities of mostly one specific ability.
Vader saying skills doesn't disprove what I'm saying.
What exactly does the Emperor say? He senses Lukes emotions, I don't recall anything else
Luke is in torment. He glances at his lightsaber sitting on the armrest
of the throne. The Emperor watches him and smiles, touches the
Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon!
Strike me down with all your hatred, and your journey towards the dark
side will be complete.
then you shouldn't have made this topic.
It's definitely a ridiculous thing to throw in there