Thank you for your great post. It was really refreshing to read something so extremely insightful and articulately well-put.
As to the size of the cards comments, I really don't get them. I don't think Hasbro has any plans to change the card size to make them smaller. And I like the current size.
Blue with Jango Fett gets my vote. Maybe Jango and Slave-One. However, a double-feature picture is not necessary in my opinion.
But to CORRECT SOME MISINFORMATION, I thought I read that Hasbro was looking to come out with a card for ALL their 2002 releases, no matter which film they'd be from. Thus stores would have easier times ordering case assortments, and while most of the 02 figures would be from Episode 2, any General Dadonna or Luke Skywalker Ultimate Jedi figure we might get next year (Vader defelecting Han's blaster bolts) will be released on the same packaging as the Episode 2 figures. (Thus people will think there are Ewoks in the second prequel if they don't know better).
I didn't say I like this - and I would prefer Attack of the Clones cards, blue with Jango - but Hasbro's people did tell me they were considering a generic card for ALL Star Wars products to be released on next year. Get ready for Ephont Mon from Attack of the Clones! Or get ready for another disappointment.