5 droid repaints for the same price as 4 Clone repaints is at least an upgrade. Not much of one though, and unfortunately ordering a case isn't as interesting as it was for the Clones.
I want the astromechs... I hand it to Pawlus for a nice idea... I prefer them released throughout the line though like the IMperial astromech or the R4 droid... I think repainted items are a mixed bag in that the prices they garner as exclusives makes you pretty pissed off that they're just repaints, and sometimes repaints are easier to take in moderation (see any/all discussion pertaining to the "final 12" ROTS figures).
I dig it though, that we'll have all these astromechs... I like that. I just think that EE overprices their stuff. I mean, if they sold the Clones at $6+ per figure when sold by the case, they obviously profited on them sold at that rate... so was $10/figure when sold by individual 4-packs REALLY necessary? I don't think so... And I stick by my guns that I haven't seen ANYONE put out a shot of 90 loose E2 styled SA Clones all lined up like dominoes... Call me crazy, but I don't think army builders jumped on that set like people want you to believe they did.
Anyway, the astromech set is a nice idea, ****** price again. Mixed bag of nuts, like the Clones were.