When I heard about the 'no vehicles' situation, I thought it was odd that the decision was made before being able to judge the success of Wind Raider. I have a feeling WR is going to be a major hit. Everybody seems to love the prototype Battle Ram, and many of us would love to see the other major vehicles too (Attak Trak and Talon Fighter).
Regarding the lack of a display window - it doesn't bother me because I don't display boxed figures; I display loose ones. Boxed figures stay boxed for some future use that I haven't decided upon yet. So I will probably be buying my usual quantity of two - one for opening and one for taking up storage space I don't have.