For me, this is great news.
I never felt they should have done figures in the animated line in the first place.
They should have always just made the figures compatible with the rest of the toys and then development of characters who are no different than their movie counterparts would be easy money for Hasbro on re-release.
Characters like Battledroids, Super Battledroids, Destroyer Droids, Count Dooku, General Grievous, AOTC-style Clones, ROTS-style Clones, Plo Koon, Kit Fisto, Ki-Adi Mundi, Aayla Secura, Bariss Offee, Luminara Unduli, etc... all could have just been improved versions of previously released figures, the kids really wouldn't give a damn if the figure matched the source material 100% and the collectors would welcome the SA upgrades.
The vehicles were never going to be any different between the two lines, so why should the figures be?
They did this to us (albeit on a much smaller scale) with the first Clone Wars micro-series toys, and then slowly over the years, they made a realistic version of EVERY animated character that had previously made and then on top of that started to pump out characters that we never thought we'd get like the Hawkbat Battallion, Yoda on the Kybuk and that wolfman Jedi. Not to mention the great Clone Wars figures from TLC Wave 2.
They will start with Anakin, Ahsoka and Obi-Wan and eventually expand it out to Rex, Cody, Ventress and other characters.
There will eventually be a day where collectors simply ignore the animated style figures in favor of getting the realistic versions 'cause it may seem impossible now, but like others have mentioned, one day the 3D cartoon series will end, and then the 3D animated-style figure line will end, but the "realistic" line will continue and just like we continue to hope for all 96 vintage figures to be remade, there will be a list of all 3D animated Clone Wars characters that we're hoping to be remade.