I seem to be in the vast minority here. I don't care much about the figures or any play features such as goofy missles in the Millennium Falcon and TIE Bomber (they seem so out of place). Then again, the reason I got into AF is because they scale was very similar to the die-cast ships I had as a kid. I flew those things around the forest on my parents acre for years and when I was done playing outside I went in and played with the 3 3/4 figures that my brother and I had. I've always known that the kids probably love the AF play features but I never really considered that the adult collectors would care much for them. I guess this is a reminder that all collectors are different and collect for different reasons.
Everybody in this forum seems to be in an uproar while I'm just happy to see AOTC AFs coming out (even if the Solar Sailor is a piece of crap). Don't get me wrongo, I'm not trying to say that anybody is wrong for being angry. Coke cancelled Mr. Pibb and is now only selling Pibb Xtra and I'm VERY ANGRY so I know how it feels when something you love is taken away (although I did buy up the 34 remaining Mr. Pibb 12 packs I found around town so I do have a stockpile for awhile).
So here is the ultimate questions that my rant was leading too: is the lack of figures and play features a "deal-breaker" to the majority of AF collectors out there? What would it take for each of you to say goodbye to collecting AFs (or are you already to that point)? What is it that you love (or loved) most about AFs?