Well Dak Ralter and Han with his jacket are technically "new" characters I suppose.
I just want to be technically nerdy for a moment. Dak was releases with the Saga Wal-Mart snowspeeder set. Han is new.
I am with Jesse that there are many core POTF2 era figure that really need resculpts. From what I am reading I am satisfied with the never before down figure being sprinkled in the line. I like the concentration of resculpts and hope to see more.
Not counting the upcoming needed resculpts this year think about how many characters need a resculpt: Yakface, Ishi Tib, Nien Numb, Skiff Guards, Logray, Teebo, Leia Ewok Dress, Yavin Leia, Peitt to name a few. I can see excitment once again surrounding the line again. I think the EU wave lit the fire to go into the Vintage line. With that said year two may be more "new" in terms of characters. I think sales on this line will rock.
The only new figure rumor news I am disappointed in is Yerka Mig got pushed back for a long unforeseen time. That's a real background loser I would have liked to see sooner than later.