Regarding the differences of opinion...
I think it's good to have opposing opinions. It's healthy for the overall state of the hobby. Not staying satisfied is how things continue to get better. It leads to progress.
But, in the same regard, good things should be given their due props. There are plenty of new items that were shown this weekend in Chicago that looked flat-out awesome! Like? The Wampa and Luke. R-3PO. The Dignitaries. Bail Organa. C-3PO and Escape Pod. The Outlander Nightclub figures. And even the Hoth Rebel Trooper. These all look really nice, and I count myself fortunate for having been able to see them this past weekend in person.
Is there room for improvement? Sure! Do different people have varying expectations of what the line should be? Of course. But let's also give things their due credit when they meet or exceed expectations.
In this day and age, and with the current high quality of toys in general, we should all have high expectations for the Star Wars toy line. However, we also need to bear in mind that not everything will be perfect. Not everything will be precisely as we would make it ourselves. And if you are ultimately unhappy with any product, simply don't buy it. the almighty dollar is a powerful little guy. All those little George's, Abe's, Alex's and Andrew's count quite a bit. And if you continue to be expressly unhappy and continue to buy products that you argue are inferior, well, the strength of your arguments are diminshed. But it still remains that opposing opinions are a good thing.
Now...can we all please just get along?