At least they addressed the articulation thing, as a debate...
But here's a pisser. "Some people like less articulation because they stand better/more stable".
I beg to differ here. Was going over some POTF2 junk I'm unloading, and even quite a few of the new TFA figures, and I gotta tell you, it's all in how the feet are molded and not one thing more.
Try to tell me the new FO Stormies (Flame and regular) don't fall over with a sneeze, and I will call you a liar. I own a couple of each to custom up, and they both fall quite easily. Why? Hasbro designed the feet in such a way that they're not planted flat and straight. POTF2 Ponda Baba, Ceremony Luke, and others also sucked for stability.
I've seen that argument attempted as a way to argue pro-5POA, and it's a hollow one IMO, and always will be.
The only one I've ever agreed with is joints popping off/apart, and usually it's only ever at the wrists. I would also fault this on Hasbro for not designing the figure properly for whatever reason, but it certainly is from articulation being wrong.
The stability thing though, that plagues all figures, regardless of articulation count, if they design it wrong. Look at figures like the AT-ST Pilots from K-Mart. The ankles are turned inward and the figure stands on his side of his feet sort of, and thus that figure is less stable. If anything, poseability helps it. On the FO Flametrooper though, tell me what helps it because I'd like to know.
Anyway, the article was good I thought... And I'd say the process has worked fairly well for the most part. Sure pegs have been empty but there's been resupply and stuff blows out immediately too. I've seen things spread out to stores like DG, Family Dollar and more, and yet they still sell out. Sometimes, it's just popularity that is in the way of availability and not a big vast conspiracy like some would try to imply.
Call me an apoligarian, or whatever nickname is cool to throw at people who hold a different viewpoint.
I don't care for 5POA btw (see above), but tough to argue it's doing well when even Dollar General gets two cases in and blows through all the figures in a week or less. Pre-movie hype dies off though, so how will this all be doing in February or March? That'll be the real question.