I will also say that I realize that our site and a few others out there not named Rebelscum are more of the old guard collecting since78 type people who are a lot more interested in the OT over the PT over anythign else. I get that...but Darth Caedus did not receive one solitary vote in the last Defender Wishlists. Plagueius got 2...2! Jocasta Nu, Shan and Jaxxon were at least on the radar but seriously...cranky old man rant over
As a fellow old crank I agree with you. Darth Plagueis' popularity is a little baffling, although it seems it's more on the potential of something that could be great rather than genuine interest in what he is. I'm curious how many people knew he's San Hill in a robe. (And as always, if anyone out there is a big Plagueis booster, just know that you are wrong, and re-education camps are being formed for your benefit. Do not fear them. They are here to help you.)The percentages as shown on Wizard's site
are really fascinating, and it does show that the voting fanbase is really split in what it wants-- even a "winner" is a not-very-big 10.6% of the vote. Apparently nothing really got anybody all that fired up.
At #5, Jaxxon had just 4% of the vote, and everything after him didn't have a great showing. If a poll's margin of error is +/- 3%, as is often stated, then you can pretty much round down the bottom 18 to 0.
I think it's a bummer that there isn't a single OT character in the top 10. I also agree with Scott that this poll does not accurately represent the collecting community. Oh well.
While I'm also bummed about the lack of OT I think it probably does represent the community. Based on what people say in the forums and what I get asked in my Q&A column, the only real surprise is that Jaxxon did as well as he did. (And to that I say hooray, I like Marvel.) The rest of the top 5 were either heavily campaigned for or are relatively well known by the community, and anything under 4% can be statistically ignored really.