I really shouldn't complain, I look at the first half of 2004 as one of the greatest eras of Modern SW collecting of all time, the 3 Generals, R1-G4, Jabba, Dagobah Wave, Bespin Wave, all of it is awesome. The VOTC is one of the greatest ideas to ever come out of Hasbro.
This whole thing is souring me totally right now, as I pointed out over at RS, you can buy or trade for any of these at any message board or on eBay right now. The rereleases do not bother me, I understand the logic and I applaud the effort to bring new collectors into the fold
The specialness of the FC poll though is now obliterated...this mornings blunder is even more infuriating.