I never owned vintage Leia till I was older and building a mint collection. I really didn't like Leia as a kid I guess, in general, till Boussh Leia came along.
The Hasbro tip that kids don't like female figures maybe applied to me as a kid, I dunno. I didn't care much for Scarlet or the Barroness either.
The modern Hoth Leia's have truly sucked too, till now. There's really never been a quality figure. The POTF2 sculpt was too tall, but not horrific looking. But obviously it's a statue, and the shoes were sculpted oddly too.
I'm so pleased the Vintage Collection's giving us this new SA Hoth Leia now though. Fantastic sculpt and likeness as Scott mentioned, great articulation. She's pretty perfect. Torryn Far looks kind of short ala Leia too, so there's another good base to re-use this figure IMO. A new headsculpt and headset, and you're ready to roll.
It'll be a good thing to retire that POTF2 figure from the Hoth shelf though, lemme tell ya. Figures like this are why most of my votes in the Defender Wishlists are resculpts. I like new, but the old has a lot of work that needs redone first IMO.