Well remember that the lave section is removable. You don't have to leave it there. There are also removable Kashyyyk and Utapau ground bases too that come with it.
Buying this to me is a no brainer, because while I could make my own version of this (which I've tried several attemps at) but making different height levels like this just seems way too difficult for me. So rather than experiment with foamcore over and over or styrene, and spend who knows how much (and a lot of hours and frustration) on something I want, I'll buck up and pay for it in this case. I don't like the first one they offered of ANH, but to me this is a great setup for displaying some prequel figures.
$60.00 is very high (no argument there), but I believe it also comes with about 50 stands for figures too. So to me this is a great display for the Chancellor's office plus I'll get more stands for some Battle Droids. I'd like to get two of them, one to have a bunch of senators on display and another with Windu fighting Palpatine.
I can't wait to get at least one of these. I think once people start seeing other collectors with some of them with dioramas set up with them, a few people might change their minds some. I've seen that happen before... I've actually wanted to commission Owen D. to make something similar to this, but he's so busy with other projects. I'm passing on most of the rehashed vehicles this year so this will fit into my budget nicely.