I agree with you to a point, Jesse, but I'm of the opinion that the SL line just needs to go away, period. It really serves no purpose other than to confuse casual shoppers at this point, and the statements Hasbro has made about "getting main characters out there for kids" really holds no water, since the vast majority of SL figures this year had currently-shipping counterparts in either the Vintage or CW line. That seems to be continuing with this "new" assortment of SL, where we will be getting an older Mace Windu (since outdone, I'm assuming, by the vintage version) and an older Boba Fett (whose vintage counterpart should be one of the figures that is carried forward in vintage cases as a repack). The only figures in the "new" SL assortments that are worth it are the original VOTC Stormie and the EU Spacetrooper.
Not to mention the fact that there will soon be FIVE different Anakin Skywalker figures on the pegs across three assortments (CW Fishbowl Helmet, CW Season III Model, Saga Legends, ROTS Vintage, and AOTC Vintage), along with FIVE different Obi-Wan Kenobis (CW, CW Season III Model, Vintage ROTS, Vintage AOTC, Saga Legends). That's simply ridiculous in this economy, from the retail end and Hasbro's end.
Put simply, this is how I would do it:
-Saga Legends is DONE. FINISHED. KAPUT.
-Vintage is ALL new figures, with "case fillers" of older, still good figures on vintage cards (Battle Droids, VOTC Stormtroopers, Snowtroopers, Biker Scouts, etc).
-Clone Wars has repacks that make sense, along the same lines as the "case fillers" motif in vintage (older, still good figures like deluxe version of Dooku, Pre Viszla, MagnaGuards, etc).
Two assortments is enough: one for the kids from the cartoon, one for the collectors in vintage. Saga Legends is confusing and unnecessary at this point. But then again, that's just my opinion.