Fun topic to think through...
For the most part I agree with Jesse. Hasbro CAN do an incredible job. Unfortunately, they seem to drop the ball on some aspect 50-75% of the time and fall short of greatness. But I don't think there's anyone who would do it better. I hate the larger scales and Marvel Legends type figures... 3.75" takes up enough space. And I have a hard time seeing what people love so much about Zizzle's pirates... seem to have weak sculpting, weak articulation, and terrible stances to me. No comparison to Hasbro Star Wars. COOL playsets, of course. But I'm not too interested in playsets anyway (other than a new Cantina which I would kill for).
There are several things I really want Hasbro to do better:
(1) Put forth an A+ effort on every figure. I want more Flaming Super Battle Droids and Airborne Troopers, less Umpass Stays. Every figure should have as much articulation as can be accomplished while still looking good. I don't care if this raises the price a couple bucks (though I understand that Hasbro needs to factor this in for the good of the line). I think if they would keep the stances human-like, completely replace ugly angle cut joints with ball, and make sure head sculpts never have lousy paint apps (Ceremonial Luke?) they would be 80% of the way there. 30AC seems a big step in the right direction overall. The new GI Joe figs give me hope that Hasbro will completely commit to this for Star Wars as well.
(2) Better figure distribution system. I want an online collector's club that allows me to preorder exactly the figures I want in the quantities I want. I don't understand why they say this is not doable... charge an annual fee for the privalege. I'm tired of my choices being to go without figures (local stores suck), pay high eBay prices per figure, or buy cases and end up trying to sell the ones noone wants on eBay. Lotta wasted effort going on here that does not endear me to the hobby.
(3) Reduce the total product by about 50%. There's just way too much stuff out there. Throw in the additional expense of GI Joe and my goose is cooked this year. I think 50 new figures or less (not including Saga Legends/Greatest Battles/repacks) is reasonable.
Overall I would say yes, I do feel somewhat loyal to Hasbro.