I'm kind of with the majority of others on the comic pack/EU issue. I like the comic packs fine for what they are (even more so when they were a $9.99 "value"), but I'm starting to find myself picking up less and less of them. A lot of it is budgetary issues, but I'm one of those too that has little to no idea who some of the characters are. I mean, sure, I know a bit from the forums and things like that, but I'm not really one who has read a ton of EU stuff (although I'm trying to branch out more), so a lot of it is unfamiliar to me. Plus, I tend to stay away from the stuff that really doesn't look very "Star Warsy" to me.
At this point, I tend to stick to stuff that could conceivably fit into the movies - and more so the OT movies - and I'm starting to pass on the rest. With the packs at $13ish now, and the articulation/overall figure not really upped any from the older, cheaper packs - its an easier place to make cuts when you're on a tightened budget. I'm also one who would gladly take about any figure from the movies before an EU character/figure. Again, like mentioned, the comic packs are great for expanding the EU - and that should be the main place for them I think. Keep the basic line, at least for the most part, focused on movie figures.