I was the same way. Ugnaught for some reason was my intergalactic Goober. He was always fixing something, for the good guys of course. I don't know why a midget pig man was among my favorite guys, but he was. He holds up surprisingly well sculpt-wise to the modern figures too.
A little paint improvement, and he is fitting in I think. I dug his gear too. His man-pig-bag, and apron, were cool little extras back in the day. I still have the original apron in my vintage parts bin from my original figure, though it's not close to "mint" anymore. I think GI Joes were wearing it, and Vader sometimes when he was cooking or something.
I like the modern figures... I didn't think they were especially tall but I could be wrong. The Ewokks were so it'd make sense I guess. I'm pretty happy with them though, ultimately. There's 4 unique figures, and technically 6 if you do some swapping like Scott did. That's neat. Plus the last ones had that cool console piece too.
I preferred 2-packs for sure though.
A cool extra is that the last one's apron comes off nicely and goes on a Rebel Tech or whatever, to look like he's working on some small intricate stuff. It's a neat accessory if you can get it off the Ugnaught. The POTF2's apron came off too, but was a little more complex, but I think it can fit other figures too. An Imp. Tech might look cool in one working on droids or something.
Now though... Who doesn't want to see the weird human Ugnaught with the hump-back?