Really? I think Hasbro's upped super articulation around the line in general quite substantially. Believe me though, I'm the last guy who wouldn't bitch on articulation in the line too, especially at the price of figures today, but in general Hasbro's done pretty well...
Just off the top of my head:
-both FU "Troopers"
-almost any army builder in general (Death Star Trooper, Rebel Honor Guard)
That's of course not counting ball/socket torso joints... I think VOTC Han is the "bar" on super articulation, ball/socket torsoes are a bonus when they happen, usually because they can be hidden due to the character design. Anything above/beyond that (VOTC Chewie, V30AC IG-88, etc.) is just gravy then...
But even then, there's TONS of figures in the line just a hair shy of the SA standard then... both Cantina aliens from last year come to mind and they're pretty obscure guys.
Not to derail the thread, I just was thinking the line's improved in articulation tremendously... It's probably the single improvement that has made me still love the hobby and collecting as much as I do. Updates to old figures through articulation, new obscure figures with super articulation... It's great!
On the comic packs...
Don't be so sure. Hasbro, in the Q&A's I believe, said the price hike was due to what they hoped would be more articulation on comic-pack figures. I'm content with some of the ones you guys mentioned like Vos, or Mara Jade, but others fell short (Luke w/Mara sucked a tad, and I felt the "Dark Woman" was below par). If Hasbro's holding true to their word on that price hike going back into figure articulation counts, I'm all for it... The comic packs are nice, the price was nice, but I'd shell out $1 or so more to get TWO great figures instead of one pretty great one and one so-so figure.