I just hope there will be a decent chunk of them-- the problem is that if there's decent figures in the set, here in LA at least, they tend to disappear pretty quick. I never saw any of the Clone Wars Vol. 2 sets in the wild even once, and I saw a very limited number of the ROTS DVD sets. I hope fans are as down on them as you cats are as maybe that might help their visibility when they hit.
The 2006 DVD sets, though, those were around enough.
Here's hoping they choke the stores with them. If they're $10 a whack I'd buy at least 2 or 3 of each. (I need a crazy articulated Emperor for my desk at work... and I gotta say, while I will no doubt change my tune before 2009, I like the idea of newfangled Stormtroopers. I'd like 'em even more if we had some more vehicles for them to pilot. I have no doubt a squad of these troops will be sitting in the side pockets of my Imperial Troop Transports soon enough.) If they came with different guns (like a longer rifle) I'd probably be more giddy just at the notion of some armory variety.
I wonder if there will be a third one? There's usually three, the Clone Wars sets being an exception.