I'm not a fan of the EU, so this doesn't really bother me.
I'm not a HUGE fan of EU either. However the figures already announced I've been greatly looking forward to. Especially Delia Blue, Darth Nihl, and Jareal. All were slated to be in comic packs and now may not come out at all. I think that would be a missed/wasted opportunity for Hasbro. Jareal could possibly be used as a base figure for random female Jedi with a repaint and head swap.
Anyway, all I can say is that Hasbro is making it easier and easier for me every day to scale back on this line. I love SW and always will. I love collecting toys, but some of this BS just plain needs to stop. This year just proves how terrible of a job Hasbro has been handling the line. While we're getting some of the best made/sculpted figures ever, it's the timing of them hitting market in some cases, or the all too high pricepoints in other case, or the drought of product in others. Now killing off lines (comic) or sub-lines (EU)? Repacks to save money Hasbro have run their course of much of the stuff you're reissuing. We understand that EU is a niche market. Fine, then only make a few figures per year of that.
But PLEASE, do not show us this stuff in a finished state then pull it away from us. That's not just a tease, that's like a c0ck block. It's a bad business practice. You've even said it before that you don't like to show stuff until you know it's coming out. Well, we're holding you too this. You've shown it to us, so make it get to market. Otherwise, you're showing yourselves to be more full of hot air that the Goodyear blimp. And that's a lot of air to be sure...
Oh and one other thing, don't blame we collectors for the downturn in the line. We've stuck with you in many cases for a decade and a half (well since the line was Kenner in the mid 90's) and I'm not even going back to the vintage days. For some that's an over 30 year loyalty/investment/whatever you want to call it.
We are NOT the problem. So don't insult us by repeatedly saying it in one form or another. You don't think that could be yet another reason why people are dropping the line or scaling way back?
Okay, I'm done. Enough soap box for me today. I shouldn't get a headache from posting at a collecting site.