I agree; more power to someone if they want to spend that kind of money to get the figures a month or so early. I think it's a waste of money, but for all the money I've spent on custom fodder I could afford these if I really wanted to. But I don't want to.
Regarding the company, I have no problem with them, but I think that 9 out of 10 collectors wouldn't pay that to get the figures early, and I don't see how someone could think the price of these figures has anything to do with the president. If Billy C. was still president, or Kerry had won, it's not like these would suddenly be cheaper.
Anyways, no hard feelings whatsover. I think it's a waste of money, but if I was a rich man, I'd have a few of each already.