Upping the scale of the standard Star Wars figures would be the best way to get many fans to stop collecting them!
However, I have heard that with this process the scale of the figure doesn't affect the detail. Like everyone else here, I'll wait until I actually hold the figure in my hand to judge that.
I just can't wait to see the real scanned Artoo and Threepio! I'm tired of the artists' interpretations of the droids, I want to see them how they really looked!