I just don't see it that Hasbro's trying to piss anyone off. I think what they're doing is trying to do just the opposite.
As for Clone Wars, it's not going away, but clearly it's not the hot item it was in 2008-2010. And I didn't say them scaling it back is a good thing, but I don't see it as bad either. I always thought it was a bit of a fad personally, and never got into it. Seeing how poorly the original 2 hr episode did in theaters told me that there wasn't nearly as big of a market for it as there is for the movies... plus, ever since Hasbro's focused so much on it, it seems like the collector focused line has suffered. I think they did miss the boat with not including more all new figures, but I wasn't buying them. Cartoony looking aliens, droids, etc. don't fit into my collection. I understand some like that, and that's great, but it doesn't seem to be the direction Hasbro's leaning anymore.
For the "adult collector" I think Hasbro's going to try and really win us back in 2013 - and I think taking focus off of Clone Wars proves that... if regular figures and exclusives aren't enough to keep people happy, that's pretty typical. We're never going to be completely happy - I've been mad for over a decade that they don't have a clue how to make a good playset. But you also have people who want everything
on a vintage card, and have an heart attack if they get a figure in the mail that isn't 100% mint... there's so many niches in this hobby, Hasbro can't make everyone happy. They are a company out to make money, and are going to make some good decisions and bad ones, just like any other company. They're just under a magnifying glass by us because we're so obsessed with this hobby and want them to cater to our personal wants (which I'm guilty of too). But heck, that's why I customize and bought so many custom playsets from Owen D - because Hasbro isn't going to make everything I want them to.