For me, it all depends on how he looks. I trust the Horsemen to do a good job sculpting him so that he doesn't look like a simple BC repaint.
As I mentioned yesterday, I'll be disappointed if he's not flocked. But given the issues they ran into with Moss Man in regards to the flocking/articulation, I can't imagine Panthor wouldn't have the same issues. Saying they original and the 200X were isn't the same thing, because they both had much less articulation than this version will.
Getting two versions of Panthor at the same time I can say with almost 99.9% certainty is NOT going to happen.
Really people, if whether or not he's flocked is the be all and end all of your world, your priorities are a little skewed.
I'd say people might be worrying for nothing at this point because we haven't even SEEN what he's going to look like yet. He might look so awesome that even the naysayers now are blown away. We simply don't have enough (re:any) info to judge at this point, other than TG said he wasn't going to be flocked.