Does it half to?
I feel this is a glass half full vs empty scenario
Except it now has to undergo a regime change, which is typically never easy, it's lost the supremacy and most of it's fleet, and there's other existing resistance cells if I recall correctly, that's just leadership.
Except she's an admiral that had the other high ranking staff knowing, she has no obligation to tell the lower ranking members in staff, especially one that just got demoted for being absolutely reckless, especially in public where he confronted her. With the first order tracking them with unkown means the potential of a spy is high so there's another reason to keep it secret.
He wasn't a serious villian to begin with, his speech in force awakens was delivered over the top. Though the scene was a bit much.
It was, but as a hero, not an actual leader.
Really, Many? He had Rose & Fin and about seven lower ranked personnel out of over at least thousand.