Well I wouldn't consider 2 Shocktroopers (SA), a Senate Pod, a Yoda, and a Palpatine a "rape" for $20 (if that turns out to be its cost... I don't trust Target). For what it is, it's worth it at the assumed price.
It's not an army builder set but I didn't expect one anyway... I figure if I can get the 2 Shocktroopers, sell the pod(s), and keep the Yoda and Palpatine for some kind of fodder (fodder is fodder, though someone may want them so I can trade/sell them off too perhaps) then it balances out for me... I'll obviously not be stocking up on this set by any means, but if I can get 2 shocktroopers for a reasonable price and sell the pods off making up some of the price... I'm pretty happy with that.