I like the approach as well, rather than launching a seperate EU wave of figures all at once.
I get why they are going the 1-per-wave route, but I guess I prefer box sets or a whole wave for things like EU figures. It really bugs me when they hit EU sources with a couple figures and then that's it.
Like the Thrawn stuff for example. We got Kardde, Mara, and Thrawn, but where's Pellaeon, C'Baoth, Nohgri, etc? Or like the KOTOR game stuff - we got a couple in 2007, had to assemble a couple in 2008/9, and are getting 1 more in 2011. Who knows how long it will take to get Carth, Mission, or the rest? Or SotE - we get a great new Xizor and cankles Leia and then nothing on Dash, Guri, Leebo, etc. Lame.
The same thing bugs me about comic book figure lines - I hate it when you get 1-2 figures at a time per wave and then the line dies and you're stuck with 75% of a team with glaring omissions because they were saving "big guns" in case the line was going to keep rolling.
The TFU line in 2008 was great. We got a whole bunch of stuff at once and they left a little room for more (like the extra TRU box sets that came later). Imagine if we just got Starkiller and Maris and had to wait a year for Juno, and then another two years for Kota, and another year for Proxy, etc. By the time we got to Proxy, the style/look of the figures might not even the the same anymore. Blah.
I'm all for instant team gratification! I want one big box with 5-7 figures at once - like a Star by Star
box set with Jacen, Jaina, Anakin, Tenel, Lowbacca, Tahiri, and Ganner! I hate having just Jacen and Jaina and none of the other young Jedi from NJO (especially not having Solo kid #3).