I totally agree. Companies like Gentle Giant that make an edition size of several thousand are just out of their mind. Even Master Replicas did it with the ROTS Lightsabers and now most, if not all can be found for much cheaper than retail.
eFX did this right. All 1000 pieces may not even be made now. At midnight tonight, the edition size will be set and we know for sure that it will be 1000 or less. That's very smart and with that few, yes, the value should hold.