Well, everyone here knows it has been dry lately, drier than a double sunny day on Tatooine in the summer.
I personally spent almost 4 months without finding a new figure on the pegs. There have been findings and rumors of findings. But, for too many of us, it has all been for not. To compound matters some of the stuff Hasbro has turned out during it's "Blue Period" has been less than satisfactory. Many collectors have turned from their completist ways, myself being one of them.
Yes, I was once a completist, before the dark times, before the SAGA!
These are the times that try men's soul. To collect or not to collect? That, is the question, wheather it is better to suffer the low quality and poor distribution of Hasbro, or to move on.
There are many that feel as I do. But to these, who are legion, I say "Do not give in to hate".
I say, find new ways to keep the hobby alive, back during my rookie (and novice) days I spent much of my time trading with fellow on-line collectors, I was only burned twice. I got out of trading a while back , for numerous reasons. However, I have re-discovered the fun and joy of trading. The biggest problem is all the people who want the "newest wave", who I usually ignore. However, if you can find a good trader you can fill holes in your collection.
Other ways to have fun with the hobby:
Buy one of those $20.00+ (or a $300.00 FF Weequay) figures you have been wanting. With all the money you have been saving from lack of new stuff you should have more than enough cash.
Collect a line you don't own, be it SOTE, EU, EP1 or some cool non-SW line (may I suggest the Transformers re-issues).
Spend some quality time with your current collection. Mix it up a little. If you are like me, and hang 'em on the wall in Star cases then re-arrange them. If you're a loose collector build a new diorama, or buy a new Ultrarama (with the money you have saved...).
Buy some new supplies ie Star Cases (with all the money you have saved...).
The point is, get creative here.
My personal solution has been to complete my POTJ collection. But not just the regular figures mind you. As I said earlier, I am a carded collector, but I also enjoy colleting Non-US carded figures. As luck would have it some folks here were willing to trade (or buy/sell) some Canadian stuff. Then I was fortunate enough to find a great deal on many of the remaining figures from Yestertoys.com (yes I told them SSG sent me). With a little more research I was able to find the remaining figures I needed from just 2 other websites. So now, within a month or two I will have one of the most comprehensive POTJ collections ever.
My point is, don't let Hasbro turn you away, sure times are tough, the thrill of the hunt seems all but gone, but remember, there are many ways to enjoy collecting.
MTFBWY and Happy Hunting!