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Well, I beat the final story chapter. And after three hours of targeted grinding, I have the Ares90 and I can stop caring about the game's vacuous combat system and see all those other cutscenes I missed!
I sort of love and hate this game at the same time.
1) If I were the type of person to read or write fanfiction, the acid test I would use for whether the person was in proper command of Finn's characterization is what he says the moment after being knocked on his ass. Because Finn gets knocked on his ass a lot in this movie, and every time he stands up or wakes up, the first question on his mind is "Are you okay?" (or the variant "Where's Rey?" or "Is Rey okay?"). He instinctively disregards his own condition out of concern for everyone else's. It's nifty and might slip past you if you aren't watching for it.
2) As regards the question of "Why are there so few X-Wings in the Resistance fleet?", I noticed that the scenes showing the Resistance forces either approaching or leaving the Starkiller base are truncated in such a way as to not preclude their forces being significantly larger than depicted. That is, you never see the end of the X-Wing column as they drop out of hyperspace, and the X-Wings we see leaving the planet are Poe's squad, whom I personally would expect to be the last people to flee the explosion of the Starkiller since they'd be trying to confirm that Finn, Rey, et. al. were safely evacuated.
Platinum's character action games are for people who enjoy taking a block of wood and filing it down into a pile of shavings with their teeth. The game will not explain itself to you, and a number of important (crucial, even) resources have to be earned or unlocked. There is absolutely no shame in looking up a walkthrough or at least a guide to the system and putting in some study before jumping in.
Like this one: (Which, I suppose I ought to warn you, might gently spoil you on some of the weapons you'll unlock. Weigh that against the frustration you're experiencing not knowing how the game works.)
EDIT AGAIN: Actually, here. Take a link to the playlist: