I've been a TF fan and toy buyer since I was a younger kid during Armada, but I've only started to focus on serious collecting a bit after the first movie. I remember having absolutely no trouble finding any 07 Movie figs and Universe 2.0 figs I wanted (I missed a few but only because I delayed in getting them). Then, the ROTF line began in late May 2009, and every two weeks or so I could count on finding new product on the shelves, and even when I didn't, the shelves were always chock full of ROTF stuff of every assortment. Even the subline was well handled, and the only figure who really got shafted was HA Mudflap, if I recall. Even from a product standpoint, there was an abundance of new figures, tons of molds to collect, and seeing new figures frequently kept my interest in the franchise; the same happened with Generations. Come DOTM. Compared to previous lines, it feels fairly bare-bones. Several characters entirely absent, odd size assortment choices, and worst of all, horrible distribution. The line launched in May 2011, and at the end of the summer, I had the first three waves collected, and not much else. ROTF by this time I believe was into Wave 5, and the NEST line wasn't far behind. Then, two major characters they held off for whatever reason (one in two size classes) never make it anyway, accompanied by the entire FE fiasco. I was always looking to the fact that the Prime RID line was coming in full force as a reason for the DOTM line's shortcomings. But even now the problem continues. I purchased Wave 1 in early February, and I live in NY so this was several weeks after the figures were first found. It is now almost July. I have yet to see Wave 3 in stores, and we know nothing about Wave 5's release, and we have yet to even see official promo images of Voyager Wave 3. Shelves are no longer well stocked, reduced to only a handful of pegs at my local chains. There is so little variety, but the real problem is that it's been this way for a very long time. When nearly half a year passes and I don't have any TFs to purchase, I start to lose interest, and this has happened with both the DOTM and Prime lines. Rant over, so TL;DR, why do you think Hasbro's acting this way especially after some phenomenally done lines like ROTF and Generations?