I'm now buying posters and books rather than figures mainly because distribution is so awful. Tycho just texted me about how he hasn't been able to buy anything lately because of Hasbro's distribution issues on SW and Transformers, and I realized I was in the same boat, using that collecting-mojo to pick out McQuarrie artworks and books, as well as looking into Gentle Giant stuff and Kotobukiya... all of which I actively didn't want to collect because they were too expensive, but now they're getting my collecting dollars because Hasbro absolutely has failed my collecting yen.
Up until this year, I could at least look to Clone Wars to carry me when the mainline was in short supply, but now Clone Wars is nearly all dried up, Movie Heroes isn't working out so well, and the later waves of TVC are nowhere to be seen.
The worst part is that that I almost feel lucky about not finding new Hasbro product because if I did, I'd have to struggle to decide whether or not it'd be worth the heavily overpriced pricetags it now carries.
So I''m being turned against my will away from my 17-year-long collection not by choice but by outside ineptitude. Such a strange world, this is.