Yeah, I may not change buying habits too much - but I will be more selective. Just looking what is on the horizon for this year, I'll be primarily sticking to the Vintage Collection anyways and I'll just get more selective there. I remember when the VOTC line first came out and they were $10 - it seemed high, but at the same time the figures just seemed so awesome at the time it wasn't as bad. Plus, it was only a handful of figures a year. I've always been in favor of a slower release schedule each year, particularly now with the higher prices. I know it is always fun anticipating the next wave (and I do that too), but when I look back at the POTF2 years (or even vintage) where there were sometimes 12-20 new figures a year, just continually shipped, and that doesn't sound so bad. Granted, those were different times for toys (and action figures in particular), and those numbers may be a bit too low - but 40 or less is fine with me.
We're getting to the point where they are covering so much of what we want or wanted, I can get a bit more selective too. I found the part of the TPM wave at Target last week, and looking at the figures I missed out on I started to wonder how many of them I actually needed. Sure, the Daultay Dofine figure looks really well done, but do I care enough about him to pick him up? Not sure yet. I'm starting to get away from the "gotta have them all" with the prequel era stuff, and I just don't have the attachment to the background, "blink and you'll miss them" characters like I do with the OT. Not that I've skipped much from TVC (I'd have to look if I skipped any "new" figures, I don't think so), but if we're looking at a consistent $10 pricepoint I might start to. The higher price is more acceptable to me if we're always getting high quality, and not 60 figures a year.