It seems like there is a lot of collector fatigue going on with the SW line lately. It seems like we have the "line is ending" type of talk every couple years, but this is one time where it feels like it has a little more of a push to it. There are so many factors in play here (price, availability, and recent questionable decisions with the line), not to mention the fact that so many of us have been in this "game" for awhile now.
I don't think any of us expected the line to reach these levels when it relaunched in '95. There are so many characters that I never thought we'd see, not to mention having 40-100 figures a year for the past 10+ years. That is just a crazy amount of stuff. I think that leads to a lot of the ho-hum outlook on things that we see, and when we are excited about new figures we can't find them. Personally, I'm in the camp that thinks that - for the most part - Hasbro's figures are pretty top notch these days (if you can find them). I still get excited for new stuff (OT stuff in particular), but I've found that I'm getting more selective each year (particularly with PT stuff - like do I really need a $10 senator figure or Neimodian?). Like others, I'll likely continue to the end in some capacity - and still enjoy it now - but at the same time if things ended in a couple years, I think I'd be ok too.
We mentioned it before on here, but I think the only thing (aside from a new movie/live action show/etc.) that would really generate excitement again (outside of us long-time collectors) would be a new "Legends" scale line or something like that. After having so many versions of so many characters after all these years, that would be something truly "new", and likely more limited, that might get people on board again. Making it a true collector line I guess. Overall though, I continue to think a pretty significant scaling back of the SW brand would help a lot. I think it only contributes to the fatigue when there is just so much stuff out there all the time. I still really champion the POTJ model as far as releases, etc., but I may be in the minority there.