Jesse, I'm with you on this. Looking back, I was jazzed when the CW 3-packs hit, but once the SA version showed up, the preposed Clones just lost their luster. I find them, in the end, to actually fail in their main purpose – army building. They’re too preposed to do the trick for me. Valin's neutral stanced versions would be a great idea to help this problem.
That’s why the EE packs are so exciting, and I hope that type of idea is in Hasbro’s plans for normal retail chains regarding the ROTS SA Clone. They could continue to crank out paint variants on that for a long time and I’ll keep buying.
For these 3-packs, I’ll buy my standard one carded and one opener, but that will be it.