Right, and what are your credentials that somehow mean you know better than other people what good writing is, to the point you're telling other people that they aren't allowed having objective opinions? Are you going to say that the Star Wars Holiday Special is well written, too? And you're ignoring yet more of the setting that explains this. Setting aside the obvious 'underdogs against numerical odds' trope that's always played up (I.E. in Transformers (2007), there's seven Decepticons to five Autobots. This is by design), the fact is that the Rebellion was getting supported by the companies that produced these supplies and starships in the interest of toppling the Empire and its bad-for-business regulations on free market trade. There probably were super wealthy individuals also backing Rogue Squadron for similar ends. The fighters may not have been cheap, but one X-Wing was worth a dozen TIE fighters at minimum, especially given several of the most noteworthy Rogue Squadron pilots were Empire defectors, meaning the best pilots on both sides had similar training. And you know that's the Falcon...how? I already said that the Falcon was a YT-1300 freighter model, meaning it wasn't a unique-one off ship when first built by Corellean Engineering. The YT-1300s in the lore were some of the most successful ships of their time specifically because of the customizability and multi-role utility, ranging from freight hauling to literally space tugboat duty. And age means nothing if the performance is still top tier. Just look at the F-15 Eagle fighter jet - that thing was introduced in the early 70s but is so well designed that its still in service to this day just with moderate upgrades, nearly 50 years later. The F-22, in comparison, was pretty much a failure, and the F-35 has yet to really prove itself as a viable long-term replacement. Or to use an older example; steam engines. You need at least five modern diesel locomotives to match the hauling power of the legendary Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 Big Boy. Or, one of my personal favorite examples - Bravo November. This thing managed to survive the Falklands war with absolutely none of its support equipment or spare parts and to this day probably is the most decorated aircraft still in service with the British armed forces. Additionally, the idea its an outdated ship works to its advantage psychologically by people assuming its capabilities are lower than what they actually are. What in the world makes you think these kinds of ships are not common? Its freakin outer space, there would be billions of freighters. I tracked a clip of the 'garbage dump' scene and you are right in that the Falcon does not do a jump, I misremembered how the scene ended with the reveal that the Slave I was on its trail. But official sources still state that it does have a hyperdrive so the idea it never had one ever is still incorrect.