I agree that ep1 12'ers did just seem to have a better qualty about them (especially Maul w/speeder). Wish I would have gotten in on the Obi's on clearance, I would've bought a bunch just for the cloaks alone (since Hasbro doesn't seem to include cloaks w/jedis anymore).
Plus Ep1 had some really nice 6 inchers, really kinda stinks that they stopped doing those. I'm sure we'll end up having to pay $20 for Yoda (I'll bet they will include some extra accessory to take up box space...)
Ep2 12'ers that I've bought: Dooku, Ultimate Jango, Ki-Adi Mundi ($5!), and Obi-Wan
After opening the ep2 obi, I'll admit that I was pleasantly surprised (except for the giraffe neck). He looks great with an extra cloak I got from a Qui-Gon figure. I'll probably get an Anakin too eventually.