Oh totally, as much as I bet people will moan and complain about it I think a lot of us were much more at ease with 12 figures.
Don't get me wrong, I have 2 subs for 2012 and will buy anything they release. But at the same time I am not going to lie that financially and even inventory control wise I prefer the 12 figures with "maybe" 2 bonus figures and a beast/giant/army builder
IMHO that extends the line further, is more manageable on both sides (and Digital River needs all the help they can get), and allows us to enjoy the figures more.
I think 12 figures also allows for more diversity, with the amount we get now I think we miss out on cherishing some of the sculpts and impact characters have in the line and story because its on to the next figure.
There is a simplicity I miss from 2009 and early 2010....for me quality > quantity