Well, what Hasbro was trying to do with the force files was to add some value to the overall figure. Before that, the value-added item had been the Commtech chip. In fact, there's a litany of little value added things that Hasbro has tried.
But I think the overiding issue that you can find with those last three waves of POTJ is this: they were probably THE BEST figures that were done in the entire line. To me, that makes up for the absence of the force files.