Okay, I forgot about Stratos. He looks okay (he was always one of my favorites of the original line), but you're absolutely right - useless with that action feature. Ram Man I can't say I really have a problem with - while it would have been cooler with more articulation, he's exactly what I expected though.
There are few bigger proponents of articulation over gimmick than myself. I do agree with you completely about how much cooler these could've been. I would have absolutely loved for the new He-Man figures to have been loaded down with Marvel Legends style articulation and no action features at all, but I knew as soon as this line was announced that I should not expect that. It's really difficult for me to try and articulate why this is perfectly acceptable to me in this instance. I could probably best liken it to buying a bucket of army men and not expecting anything more than non-poseable, solid green figurines. They are what they are, ya know? Plus, they're all still more poseable than the originals.
I totally understand why you feel the way you do about the line. If we were talking Star Wars figures I'd have completely the opposite opinions about the action features and articulation (actually I feel that way even though we aren't talkin' about 'em). It just seems perfectly acceptable to me with the He-Man line. If they decided to change the status quo tomorrow and completely redo the line with tons of articulation (so He-Man can grip his sword two-handed and Trap Jaw could aim his gun a the good guys) and zero gimmicks, I doubt few would be happier than me. I just don't think it's gonna happen, and I'm perfectly okay with that.
Like I said, to each his own. I expect you probably won't be buying anymore Masters figures, but personally I plan to stick with the line for a long time to come.