Yup. It was depressing, though, in the same way 2K1ASO was depressing. You feel bad for the humans in both stories, but that wasn't really what either story was about. The transcendent truth in the end, goes beyond those characters' concerns.
Kind of like in a murder mystery. The reader can feel bad for the victim and their family, but that's usually not the point of the whole story. It's the unraveling of the puzzle, arriving at the truth, that's supposed to engage us.
I think/hope that "depressing" stories like rogue one and aurora are going be better appreciated in the Trump year(s).