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Sorry in advance for the wall of text, I'm on stims.
You're not totally wrong, but the problem isn't that TLJ gets his personality wrong, it's that it contradicts the character arc of Luke from the OT. Brash, flawed, whatever - when he realizes Vader can be redeemed (albeit through self-sacrifice) the story comes to the conclusion that people can be saved from the dark side, no matter what they've done in the past. But in TLJ Luke has seemingly forgotten that lesson and comes to the conclusion that he's gotta kill this young boy because of what he might do in the future. It's a moment that's central to the entire story of TLJ and it directly conflicts with what the rest of the Star Wars story has told you about Luke and about evil-doing. I know they frame it as a moment of weakness, but why would he have that moment of weakness, after learning that lesson about redemption as a young man and continuing as a practicing jedi for however many years? People nitpick all the time because they want to thrash everything that isn't the OT, but this isn't that. It's a pretty blatant misunderstanding of Star Wars not rooted in some reactionary crap, but in the nuts and bolts of the writing.
This is TLJ's failure. Not studio meddling, not Kathleen Kennedy, not SJWs invading muh space fantasy, but Rian Johnson's writing specifically. Disney took a risk giving total control to this guy, and as someone who wanks it to Ozymandias (the Breaking Bad episode he directed) I was excited. I hope his failure doesn't stop them from taking risks and letting people make the movie they wanna make in the future.
This is also why I don't find it as abominable as a lot of other folks on the internet do. Unlike the prequels, we got a movie that was well-directed, well-acted by everyone involved, and had at least one compelling character in Kylo Ren. But in an unfortunate turn, like the prequels, no one was there to tell the showrunner "no, that's stupid" and thus we get this writing that constantly undercuts itself, misunderstands main characters, and splits up the trio from TFA instead of having them interact and go on adventures together. That last one especially was a bold move, but not a smart one. The writing is central to any movie, so this is why it fails, but that being its only problem means its far from the dumpster fire people make it out to be.
tl:dr Rian Johnson doesn't understand this story very well and made a movie that isn't offensively bad, but is very out of place in this universe. this is bad not because I am a greasy nostalgic nerd, but because he should have done better as a filmmaker, and demonstrated a better understanding of these characters and what makes their stories tick.