I don't mind the higher price at all. First off, Clone Wars figures have much less articulation, and while wvery well made, have less paint opps too.
Anyway, I don't mind paying a dollar more for somthing that is aimed at ME, an adult collector with different tastes than an child. Honestly, I'd pay 10.00 a fig if I was guaranteed oddball figures like Dr. Ezavan or Dak on retro cards.
And, it's really only a dollar more.
Look, I'd just rather deal with the differences in prices, than give up the collector oriented focus that SW has had for years. I would stop collecting if they stopped making background charcaters and one-line players. What would be the point?