I agree. But I've bought them all. I have a few regrets, mostly during the AOTC era as well. That waitress droid was awful. But for 5 or 6 bucks, buying one here and there that I didn't really like didn't kill me, because I too have a complete loose set. (Oddly, except for the AOTC Legacy wave that I never saw...)
But vinatge is 10.99 at Target where I live, and I don't get to Wal-Mart much, so saving that money is a big deal. I mean, for every two Vintage I pass up, that's a nice little Lego set.
BTW, I don't hate EU. I really liked the TRU exclusive wave. While I didn't know much about the characters, they at least FELT like SW.