I definitely understand the desire for the line to maintain its standard as far as articulation. I also do understand Pawlus' sentiment about the Kenneresque figures and I share it. I'd be more interested in these than a lot of the Black Series (four inch) stuff we're getting. Articulation isn't the end all be all for me. A lot of my favorite figures are from the POTJ era, with minimal articulation compared to today. A lot of my favorite figures are tricked out. It just depends on what the individual figure requires. If the 5 POA line has great sculpts, they can hold their weapons and can sit in a vehicle, then awesome.
I'm kind of in the same ballpark. Articulation isn't the end all for me either, although I'm not sure if I'd like to see a return to 5 POA stuff necessarily either. I guess it would all depend. The fact that we've already gotten SA versions of pretty much everyone that matters at this point (aside from the upcoming new movies of course), it is easier for me to not get as worked up about it - at least for now. If Ep7 rolls around and 5 POA is the only option, I'd have to see. The sculpts would have to be pretty amazing. One thing I do like is toys for kids, and that aren't $10 each. I can understand the points that are made about figures holding weapons, fitting in vehicles, and being durable/able to stand. Of course, there are examples of SA stuff that does all of those things just fine too.
With all of this shift away from prequel era stuff, and rumblings that Disney really wants a return to the OT "magic" times, part of me wonders if we won't see a line approach similar to the vintage days by the time the new trilogy comes around. Simpler (and cheaper) figures, vehicles (not necessarily to scale), and maybe re-releases throughout the year(s) of the "big guns". Who knows, maybe those days are gone, but with all the changes we've seen with the franchise lately, you never know.