I think it just boils down to a wide range of tastes... There's a ton of people at other sites that are all jazzed about EU stuff, old EU that is, but 'round these parts we are pretty old school (Face it, most of us are old farts now), and so we gravitate to the old stuff. While some hate to believe it though, there is a generation that grew up with the PT that have their place too, and I think the EU would resonate with them more, and thus we're seeing what we're seeing.
I've got no dog in the hunt, like I've said, and so I don't think there's a fix in here at all. I think OT guys just aren't as many as they used to be.
I think Hasbro have ample time to get to much of the OT stuff too... I think the more obscure OT (ICMG) is a more worthy vote. I think Dengar will happen because I think they have this clean palette to work with and are going to do so. I think a Gammie, or Royal Guard will happen too. I don't think those EU guys had a shot in hell if they didn't make this poll, so to that end I see the EU guy's perspective on this.
I don't care for Talon as a character... Lame, and Nick's right that that figure was a fan wank if I ever saw one. But hey, if people want her, so be it. Starkiller is as interesting in general I think. I like my TFU figures and Hasbro sure as hell made a lot of them, but hey, he's just another EU dude too. And that game was popular, for what it was. Too bad they didn't do the Bounty Hunter game they'd planned because I think it would've been more popular.
Anyway, I see it as nothing to get mad about in general. It's just supposed to be fun. If it isn't fun, and there's anger involved, maybe it's time for those people to step back and reevaluate whether collecting is even something they should do at this point. In the grand scheme this whole thing means nothing really. The days of fans rallying behind one thing seem to be gone. No more ICMG-ish fun.