So because my business card has the word "marketing" on it, my opinions as a collector no longer stand?
I never claimed that they were somehow invalidated as a result of your position, so no.
You don't have to agree, and based on how well Clones are still selling given that they ship in huge, obscene numbers in the 30th Anniversary Collection (and the Saga Collection, and that Delta Squad set), well, there's definitely interest in them still, despite what a few posts on this thread may say.
This is a fact that I have previously acknowledged. However, why discount the so-called "few posts" of this thread? Whilst they are in fact minority opinions, they are nevertheless as valid as those of the majority. We're consumers too, afterall.
There's still a real interest in troopers and armored Star Wars figures in general, aside from aliens and droids, that's my favorite segment. But hey, I like those goofy Target troopers we're going to get this Fall too.
I doubt anyone would deny that there is still a sincere interest in troopers in the Star Wars line. Yet, when a specific kind of trooper is produced in far greater quantities than others (id est, the Phase II/ROTS Clones), the risk of oversaturating the market should be appearant. I'm not saying that it will happen with this set (it is, in fact, rather unlikely to happen as a result of this set), but eventually the majority of consumers of which you spoke earlier will increasingly come to tire of the product. I think that has already happened to a certain degree, as evidenced by some of the posts in this thread. It isn't healthy for the brand, essentially.
Call me a sucker.
An argumentum ad hominem is quite often indicative of a lack of substance to said argument. No need for them here, mate! I certainly wouldn't seek to belittle your collecting habits, anyhow. Everyone has their own peculiarities (I like Death Star Troopers and Senators, for example.)