I hate to be the Debbie Downer here though, but Hasbro's said what you get for what you pay is going to be something like this... They didn't lie to us, this thing is what they said basically they can deliver for $50. Some old figures and a single-piece of molded plastic... They've always been honest that Playsets = lotsa moolah though.
I agree wholeheartedly though that this isn't worth $50, not by a longshot. I just think that, according to everything they've always said, this is what we have to expect from them for that price. Expecting more just isn't going to happen.
The Falcon is $150, it's "iconic", it's not exclusive because of the material it's based on so it can be sold at every major retailer, and it even has at least some "major event" helping it go along. It's more akin to what people want I think as far as detailing goes and whatnot. I guarantee there's little "corner cuts" Hasbro made there though to bring it in at $150 even, and even at $150 I can't say the Falcon's a runaway hit (at least not near me, I see them just about everywhere I go readily available).
I do think the Falcon is more akin to what people want in terms of the quality in a "playset", but how many things could Hasbro make that have that level of appeal/iconic status that kids would want them too, and would they be as grand as the Falcon? Would they be even something all the major retailers would want to pick up or would they fall to exclusive status and a higher pricepoint (likely)?
Tough to say... I just know looking at the Tatooine Igloo there, I'm not impressed and won't support it, not for $50. $30, and I'd probably bite. The Sandtrooper, Womprat, and Vaporator would be enough to make me take the hit at $30 for a very nice display piece for my Tatooine shelf.