I feel like I'm beating a dead horse here. Not everyone is a completist. And not everyone can afford a sub. Mattel has decided to set up the system so that it lives or dies by the sub, as if there is no other viable business model for the line. (Nevermind the fact that the sub was originally intended as a convenience, not the lifeblood.)
It's patently unfair to say that cherry-pickers are obligated to purchase an entire sub when they only want 50% or less of the characters being offered. Withholding Fang Man (a character I wans't going to buy anyway, by the way) is a strongarm tactic toward selling more subs. It will backfire. This tactic does not make me more inclined to sub next year; instead, it makes me inclined to say I'm satisfied (especially after Jitsu and Ram Man are released) with what I have and just walk away.