I have to agree with the frustration, but I'm glad to say I learned something really important from ROTS. Not that I like it, but if I want something, I can and should just wait. Those insta-sell-through Holo Yodas and Emperors, Lava Vaders, and Target Clones are all practically worthless in 2008, and can be had for under $10 shipped each. And they were $10 or more in 2005.
I want this Clone, and am fairly confident it will become non-exclusive in the future (as many clones do) or enough fans will buy scores of them and get sick of them down the road. And like my cockroach ancestors, I'll be waiting. (Unless I see it at retail, of course, in which case I'll cave immediately.)
I wonder when Hasbro will finally post the list of what exclusives are coming out in three weeks. I mean, wouldn't it be a good idea to help their promotional partners inform potential customers where to go buy these things?