For my two cents, the over the top anger does not bother me. Anger is an emotion I'm generally pretty comfortable with, and it doesn't bother me to see other people lose their minds. It helps me keep my own insanity in a healthy perspective.
I think the maddest I ever got about anything toy related was when they cancelled the Clone Wars line which was really the only reason I got back into SW collecting in the first place after so many years. That seems pretty justifiable compared to some of the more recent outrage. Never mind price hikes or paint apps, they just stopped making all of the toys I loved. I guess in that way I can sort of sympathize with the lot that feel like the prospect of losing SA figures is the death knell for their hobby.
Anger is just the flip side of passion after all, and the depth of the anger is commensurate with the level of passion that kept this line of toys going for the past 30+ years or whatever. But no question there is a very significant portion of idiocy and entitlement mixed in there too.
FWIW, I think today is going to be one of the most significant days in the history of the line. Things are at a real crossroads here. I don't feel like I have a real dog in the fight either way, if we get a couple more 5 POA Rebls figures I'm fine with that. But I know a lot of people seem ready to jump ship so it will be very interesting to see how this plays out.
And yeah Twitter should be fun this afternoon.