Hasbro's at least leaning the right direction.
I sympathize with all those who disagree iwth action features overall, however I do feel that they're fun when done right.
Case in point (2 really) are the SBD from E2 which I highly enjoyed as a figure, and the Total Control Mace WIndu. Yeah, I can hear the groans.
I truly wasn't expecting to like that figure, but honestly if they could somehow make a SA version of the character and then a TC version, I'd buy both happily. The control feature really looked realistic when you play with it, which was neat. The figure's not attractive, but fun.
I still say articulation is more favored by children and adults than action features... Different reasons or purposes as to why each likes them, but to me kids go nuts with poseable figures. I know G.I. Joe replaced Star Wars damn quick when I was a youngin.
I reiterate Mike's (Congratulations) note on being SO disappointed with the E2 figures initially. They do rank low to me as well. I can't think of many beyond the SBD that I actually was pleased with at all really.
I didn't do any midnight madness thing for E2... I just went to the local Wal-Mart and they put out TIE Bombers because they're dumb and held them back with the E2 stuff. I walked out of the store with TIE Bombers and not a single figure that night.
Was a bust opening IMO, and I think Hasbro had major failure with the Saga line in its initial offerings only because they had an appauling buy-back scenario (A couple actually). VERY negative thing for the line overall. They made crap product and the retailers forced their hand in remedying that situation. Ouch!