Well, this story seems aimless because, at this point, they are aimless. It's literally been about, what? 2? maybe 3 weeks since they lost the only world/life they ever knew? As well as one of their own? They knew what happened was wrong and they didn't want to be a part of it. How exactly should they be on a dedicated clear path at this point? They have to find a reliable place to live, a way to get food, money, fuel for the ship etc. People in their situation are going to have a lot to figure out.I think you are going to be alone on this one.
TCW was always established to be various stories of the Clone Wars. Over all, it all melded into one story... how we got from Ep 2 to Ep 3.
BB is going to be more like Rebels. It follows one group. These stories may seem disconnected right now but they are (IMHO) the base for the main story. They are setting up characters and information that will come into play later. For example, this recent story about the sisters was reminiscent to the second episode of Rebels in which they met R2-D2 and C-3PO. One the surface that episode might seem like it only served to bring in viewers for the cameo, but the episode was a major story point. Because the droids were able to gather information and knowledge of the Ghost crew, they were able to relay that information to Bail Organa which led to Fulcrum (Ahsoka) making contact with Hera, which ultimately led to The ghost group joining the larger rebellion and making a major impact in the Rebel Alliance.
In short, don't dismiss the importance of these early stories.
There are a number of articles about how they are not thew same, I cut out this little bit from one of those:
Don't worry, the cute rancor from the most recent episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch wasn't the same one that Luke killed.wegotthiscovered.com