I misspoke, the magnets are in the hands, not the lightsabers, so you should be able to store the sabers regardless of direction equally fine - they might be carrying some residual magnetic energy, but that should bleed off since they're not magnets themselves but just ferrous. That said, I haven't got this figure and sadly likely won't, so I dunno if the problem is that the pockets are too small or something else.
Yeah, I can see getting it if you have the funds, but compared to pricing from just 2 or 3 years ago, it's a hard pill to swallow. This is the most expensive figure in the line to date, and it really doesn't offer THAT much product beyond what the others do. The goodwill Sideshow enjoyed when their figures were cheaper - where we could overlook little errors and problems - has unfortunately evaporated with this new pricing structure so it puts everything under a microscope.