I really wish this line wasn't as much a collectible focused line but rather just a more easily obtainable line. I'd love to not only collect and play the game (I'd play old style minis battles though, not the new rules which I find lacking), but to really do something special with building battlefields and everything for the minis like small dioramas. When a mini you want sells for $25 though I just have a hard time justifying it. I keep up with the line just reading up on it but I just can't collect it.
Thanks for sharing that Jesse. That is exactly the kind of honest answer from someone who doesn't collect it I was looking for. I felt the same way before I got hooked. You can pick up minis for a lot less if you wait and watch the marketplace. Most minis in the Rebel Storm set are selling for much less than they were two years ago, mostly because the set has remained in print the entire time.
My mindset has shifted so much so that I now can't bring myself to buy regular Hasbro 3 3/4" figures or vehicles because they now feel like a total rip off, especially now that it is perfectly clear to me that the whole bottom didn't fallen out of the modern Star Wars collectible after market, there really never was one to begin with. That might sound weird but it's true. I just find more value in spending $20 getting a box of 12 to 15 mini's than in spending that same amount and getting two regular figures that I'm going to keep carded. The real kicker though is that WoTC is owned by Hasbro so I'm still giving Hasbro and Lucasfilm all of money, just on a different line.
Oh well, I've rambled on long enough. Back to playing with my minis.