I collect both modern and vintage, to be honest the power of the force stuff is not something I ever collected, I do have some loose figures but the bulky look doesn't do it for me.
The later waves especially the thirtieth anniversary line are much more appealing, better sculpts great packaging, and they have held there value mostly, I have carded and loose examples, my favourite part of that line is the McQuarrie concept figure line.
The episode 1 figures I remember buying the odd one, its before I got back into collecting they were nice I thought but that's it, I remember friends buying doubles of each card one to open one to keep, I wonder how many lofts are stuffed with ep1 merchandise that is now not worth that much, there are still figures that kept there value, but the line as a whole I think was overproduced.
IF I WOKE UP TOMMOROW WITH MY HEAD SEWN TO THE CARPET I WOULDN'T BE MORE SURPRISED THAN I AM NOW
YOU SIT ON A THRONE OF LIES!