That's good news about Giles. I was hoping he'd make the cut, and now that I know he has, I'll try to get one.
I might spring for Lorne, since he was one of my favorite characters from the series, but like you said, there's not much point if the rest of the characters aren't going to make it. I didn't get Cordy either, so I might pass on that totally and just get Giles.
Oh yeah, I checked my local comic shop for that Buffy, and it wasn't there and the dude I talked to wasn't sure if they ebayed it or not. Sorry about the bad news.