Aside from the lack of articulation, I think POTJ will probably go down as the favorite segment of the modern line in many people's eyes. Hasbro really catered to fans during this period, and they had to, after the near K.O. that followed EP1 at retail. They don't seem hardly as interested in maintaining a good relationship with their base nowadays (more like they're exploiting it) and so maybe the figures are 'better', but not as fun.
Exactly, did you ever think, back in the day, that we'd be getting a FX-7, K-3PO or 2 kick ass Astromech Droids?