Well, the good news is that there's not much difference between the exclusives and regular editions.
Granted, I'm like you when it comes to having something "limited." And it's nice to keep your collection on the same level (I only have one exclusive 12" figure on order, the rest are "regulars").
I think they should do away with the 1,250 piece exclusive edition and just accept orders for the regular edition. No need to alienate collectors - I've seen a lot of comments from board members "giving up" because the exclusives are just too limited and hard to get.