The hip joints on the Stormtrooper don't bother me nearly as much as the awful helmet they used. I don't see why they don't use the Spacetrooper one from Legacy, it's so much better. I'm not buying a single one due to the helmet.
And I agree, I'm really not liking these prices... I'm not ready to call it quits yet, but I'm actually considering it... last night I stood in my Star Wars room, wonderinf it the time had come for me to quit buying this stuff. It's one thing to enjoy a hobby, but when you feel like you're getting gouged, it doesn't seem quite as enjoyable.