I haven't even sniffed this wave at retail yet. I guess it will show eventually? More than likely it's time to hit the net for this wave.
I think that's smart advice for anything at this point. I was a non-case-buying holdout, but now I just say screw it... Why bother going to stores hunting at all right now? It's going to rake you over the financial coals in gas alone, much less the inane price hikes on the product itself. Ordering online is just my destination at this point, and I only wish I'd realized this 2 waves ago. I'd have definitely just ordered wave 4 and called it a day.
Now more than ever too, it's a good time to try to help one another out as well, either through local groups, or on our boards here or whatnot... These days it pays to do what you can to lend a hand to folks you know are looking if you're out anyway.
I've yet to see the entire wave 4 myself, but I'm keeping my eye peeled when I am out, and not straying from my commute much. I know I still need Anakin, another Zam, another Guard, and Kit Fisto... I will be happy to put this wave to bed, and move on. Wave 5 is just trickling into my area for the first time too, so I'm hopeful I can wrap this stuff up soon... of course though, Luke's a bitch to find from that assortment, and so continues the hunt I guess.