Not true... His feature is no different than the #6 Clone, who had borderline SA. Other figures in the ROTS line had action features but had articulation yet as well. It was just a lack of good design on Bacara... Hell he has ankle joints but no knees. Give his knees the ankle articulation, and leave the ankles neutral, and you can get the figure in better poses or neutral ones.
For my $$$, articulation will always win over pre-posed sculpts, however I also prefer a neutral pose when there's no articulation as well. When the articulation's gone I like at least for the figure to stand straight and tall. The neutral pose of a sculpt still allows a LITTLE posing while pre-posed ankles, knees, etc., generally limit it further, or so's been my experiences with the line.
And not just four sculpts could've been milked out of the COmmandoes... There's black ones, all white pre-deco ones, etc... There's a number of repaints beyond the original 4 from the RC game and original novel are available to Hasbro. I'm sure this is one of those issues they don't care about with this figure at this point, but it's still an issue to me... It's an issue in the modern line overall that Hasbro still articulates some of its figures like it's 1985 instead of 2006. I think if a ball/socket is too pricey they can always bust out the pin-swivel joints again or something less costly in the figure's production process even. To me though figures need knees, elbows, and wrists in this day and age. Time to jump into the... well hell even the 15 years of the 20th Century, much less the 21st Century.