Yep, I did hear that there will be no more themed waves, they'll be all mixed up. I'm not sure I like that as much as I do seeing an entire wave from each movie.
I'm actually looking forward to the mixed waves. Back in 2006, I really liked the themed waves, but after a few years of those themed waves, some films have gotten to the point where there are enough main characters to put out, so Hasbro keeps re-hashing the same figures as repacks (mostly ROTS waves). During TLC I skipped waves 3, 4, and then the ROTS wave thast came out in fall 2009.
I look at it this way, now I'll probably look forward to 2-3 figures per wvae as opposed to skipping entire waves.
As for the figure, I'm not sure how to react to this one. It's a bit like the newest Hoth Han, a nice niche figure that would have been better after we'd gotten a new Hoth Luke and a new Dagobah Training Luke.
Obviously Hasbro has had to really scramble to move those TPM figures out of the spring line-up. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if the 2008 and 2010 spring line-ups hadn't been so light.