After reading through some of the various Q and A's over the weekend, I can see more where this is coming from. It sounds like Legacy is a no show (at least for now) in Canada and the U.K., and Hasbro is continuing to drive home the point that it is still a slow seller in the U.S. They're also starting with the comments of not knowing when the upcoming waves will even make it to retail. They can site the slow selling, but honestly (at least here) it is just the fact that retailers don't differentiate between the three lines. There isn't room for new Legacy at retail here because the entire section is filled up with CW (and some Legends). Sure, there were pegwarmers earlier this year, but those are mostly gone now too.
Like others, I don't want to see it end, but definitely wouldn't mind it slowing down. It is just too much to keep up with anymore, particularly towards the end of the year (alongside Christmas shopping and all of that). I sort of prefer the set-up that has been mentioned already:
-6 waves of 6 figures each or so, around 36 figures per year (for TLC)
-Get rid of the "Legends" line, and incorporate them into the main line, with smart figure choices
-With the re-released figures, use the VOTC/VTSC/Evolutions/SA versions, and basically stick to the main characters and troops. We could probably come up with a pretty good list here on the forums that would sell to kids and collectors on a regular basis.
Aside from the figures, I sort of like getting 1-2 all-new redone OT vehicles each year too. Even if they are exclusives, it is nice to get those 30 year old ships updated. I feel like the prequel vehicles are largely covered with the CW line, so I prefer an OT focus here. We've already got a great Falcon, the upcoming AT-ST, and a Snowspeeder on the way next year - along with the updates to the various TIEs lately. If we do indeed get that "BMF" Slave 1 next year, they would be further on their way to getting the main ones out there again. We could see some updates to the OT fighters (Y-Wing, possibly X-Wing), and then maybe a BMF AT-AT down the road and we'd probably be well covered. Things like the Sandcrawler aren't going to get updated, and the Imp. Shuttle is probably good enough as well (and likely not "aggressive" enough). Same thing with the beasts, we've gotten a nice new Rancor and upcoming Dewback, cover 1-2 more of those each year and we'd be done quickly.
I'd also like to see the battle packs stay for both, maybe with more CW ones than TLC. It is nice in the way of gifts or even for new collectors, particularly if they use quality figures. Although I'd feel for the big EU fans, I'd be ok if the comic packs wrapped up too. I've been buying less of them personally, and they really seem to be collecting dust in our area for the most part. I'd like to see Galactic Heroes stay as well, but other than that they could ditch any of the "other" non-basic figure related lines as far as I'm concerned.
Otherwise, as everyone has mentioned, I'm fine with CW getting the bulk of the attention. It really makes sense, and I think the line itself is set up pretty well. With a manageable number of figures and some really great vehicles, it reminds me of what the vintage line was to our age group. Lots of play value, and good fun. The vehicles (and "deluxe" assortment) cross-over with the realistic style, which is a plus too. I don't necessarily want the movie stuff to stop though, but a nice slow down (and consistent release schedule) would help a lot. If you have six waves, and release them every other month, you'd be all set. The exclusives are a little out of control lately too. Maybe have each store get one vehicle and one non-vehicle exclusive each holiday season, and pepper anything else out throughout the year.
Interesting topic, I've really enjoyed reading everyone's viewpoints on it. It seems like a lot of us are in agreement on a lot of things, and maybe it shows how much we've gotten in this line that so many of us are ready for a slow down or break. I honestly would be happy if we just got the rest of the "main" characters from the OT updated, the last few troopers that Jesse mentioned, and a few more POTF2 upgrades and vintage line leftovers. I'm fairly happy with the prequel lineups at this point, just wanting mainly a few updates (Zam Wessel, AOTC C-3PO, Jar Jar, etc.), and anything else as far as background characters is gravy.