The Wookiee Preview is probably one of my favorite figures in the modern line. I'm still a little miffed at the "scale". That to me is more an issue than anything. I too accept the paintjob because I think it looks fine enough... I just know it's a major gripe among collectors.
The Preview Wook is so vastly superior to the basic line figure though... It's amazing these two are from the same company really. The Preview figure is almost perfect quality while the ROTS basic one looks like a give-away promo figure in a happy meal.
I have 15 Previews, and I'd take another 10 - 15 like I've said... I'd love some paint/head variants downt he road, though an all-new "in-between" scaled one, but done exactly the same as far as articulation and whatnot, that would win me over bigtime. Sculpt him a little different, but not dramatically... No features, just articulate him greatly... And of coures paint variations.
I'd take a lot of that figure if done right!
It's funny how, without even a really broad fan-base beyond us hardcore people, that the Preview Wookiee seemingly has outsold ( substantially) the ROTS basic Wookiee. That to me is pretty solid proof that quality wins out... It's a noticeably MORE popular figure, and many found it at even a higher price point, and it still seems to have outsold the crappy basic Wookiee. That's pretty telling if you ask me.