There are a few features that people seem to gush about. Some of them, though, seem to get blown out of proportion, and it puzzles me. Articulated fingers: What's wrong with a fist that holds a gun? Why do we need the ability to flip the bird or throw up devil horns? I find that it makes it harder for weapons to stay in their hands. Clear windows: Most of the time that I've seen, when a figure has clear windows, there is the inevitable complaint about those windows on the figure that aren't clear. Why not just have the windows molded in opaque plastic and painted? At least then they'd all be uniform. Firing missiles: Great. Just something to lose. Articulation: Oooh...sacrilege. I like articulation, but it's not a deal-breaker to me if a figure doesn't have thigh or waist swivels or a ball-jointed head. One of my favorite all-time figures is G1 Rodimus Prime. 2 points of articulation. Period. Complicated transformations: I hate it when it takes me ten minutes to transform a deluxe figure. I'm looking at you, War for Cybertron Optimus Prime. Electronic lights/sounds/motion: I usually just take the batteries out. Die-cast: Meh. Mind you, I don't necessarily have anything against these things, but it seems like a lot of people value them quite a bit, and I just don't get it.