Best... Sun Fac, AT-AT Driver, Utapau Clone
Worst... Articulation, Price, Availability
Let's face it, this year's offerings would rival 2005 in quality if the figures were better articulated, the price were comparable to 2005 instead of $1 or $2 more, and you could FIND STUFF.
Articulation's probably my biggest complaint this year though... 1983's level of articulation on a figure's legs in 2006 is just really insulting as a consumer. The Scorch figure is a great case-in point. He's pretty perfect to me except those damn legs. Browse scorch customs in the customizing area and you see, I've got some people backing that opinion for certain.
Carkoon Han is a mediocre figure... Give him knee joints though, and you have a figure ready for the Battle at the Pit of Carkoon, one of the best action sequences of the classic trilogy... Knee joints are warranted.
My opinion extends to Veers and Derlin... Both I consider as possible army builders, and I think articulation would've made them certainly less dull as toys on the pegs. My gf's son opened Derlin and straight away complained how he wasn't as much fun as the AT-AT Driver his brother got... All because they "don't move" the same.
Hasbro's gotta drop the lame already and set the bar a LITTLE higher, and leave it there. The price increase was tough to choke down alone, tacking on a quality drop as I see it didn't help the situation at all.